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Suspicion

There's a word known as suspicion, which is most commonly used. It brings us close to many as it has dozens of ways in which it can be produced. Some don't know how it can be discovered, though it can easily be seen. Most of the time it is only noticed after it leaves behind a trail of carnage in a place that it has been. In the most common form of the word, it is used in cases that seem almost absurd. Take this scenario, for example. An African American drives into a posh neighbourhood in his expensive looking car. But a causation racist police officer sees this and believes he should not go very far. He pulls over the vehicle and asks the man for his licence and registration. The driver hands over his information, with worry and concern written on his face, while he ponders over his expectations. The police man reads the information that he has received and thinks over what has been conceived. He then asks the driver to step out of his car, he cuffs the man without an explanation while the driver attempts to protest his situation. The police man rejects what the driver has said while we realize how the word "suspicion" plays out instead. There's another point in time, where the word suspicious comes alive. As we look upon this story we take this situation in strife. Let's admire a place where the necessities of life can be bought. It is small but convenient and takes quite a bit of thought. A stranger of any kind can walk in, looking as innocent as can be but even just by their attire you can tell that there is something hidden beneath this person who can either be a he or a she. They sneak around pretending to be searching for what they need, but little do we know it is just them fulfilling their secret greed. They hide behind a mask, as they rob the store and complete their evil task. They run away in hopes that they will never get caught, while the victims stare awe struck and attempt to collect what they have bought. They try to understand the events that have taken place in hand. They remain behind attempting to figure out who was the one who committed this dreadful crime, as they watch the security tape they realize that all the suspicion lies within the man who possessed the mask belonging to the face of a mime. Now let's take a peek at this next picture we long to seek. As we look deeper into this word we find that it has more meaning to it than we could have ever observed. We all have had our moments in which we suspect that a person has a secret desire for us. We watch their actions but do not believe that it is something that we can trust. We listen to their speech and hope that there is an answer that we can reach. Though we are to afraid to ask, end up using suspicion as a way to figure out what’s hidden behind the smile they use as a mask. We listen to what others may say, get opinions while we put the pieces together day by day. We attempt to understand the persona we long to uncover; when we finally get the answer....some find it hard to recover. The answer that we may get can either make us or break us. Either way, it is now made into something of a fuss. If the answer turns out good, it puts us all in a respectful sort of mood. If the answer turns out bad, it makes us regret the decision we have made and we end up being sad. This is all caused by one word, which possesses so much power. Although meaningless before, the human mind has given it a life, which is something so much more. It is described in so many ways, yet it is a word most of us choose to say. But it is a word shown through actions, in different scenarios day by day.

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