I heard a great song by Linkin Park recently. (yes, I'm bringing up Linkin Park in a philosophy thread, so sue me) Anyway, it had a line that really made me think about the answer. Personally, I'd choose the second option with a couple of exceptions (you have to trust somebody). What do you think? The line was "Should I trust some and get fooled by phoniness, or should I trust nobody and live in loneliness? Disclaimer: The author doesn't necessarily agree with all of the opinions stated by the author. Second Disclaimer: The first disclaimer was for CYA purposes.