Actress Julia Barretto admitted that she now has a hard time trusting people after everything she went through over the past few years.
She made this confession during an interview with her sister, vlogger Dani Barretto, for a vlog that was released on Monday, February 22.
"Super! As in grabe... Trusting now for me is very hard," said Julia.
"But it doesn't affect the fact that I always see the good in people. Trusting is just the people you let in your life," she explained. "It's so important who you surround yourself with. It matters. Your energy, your thoughts, your goals, your dreams. Every person you meet, they have a contribution to the person that you are so you really have to be careful."
"Not trusting the same way, I did before doesn't make me cynical. It doesn't make me negative towards other human beings. It just makes me more careful," she added.
Despite her trust issues, however, Julia said she still wouldn't change a thing from her past, including what she went through two years ago, which is known to be a tumultuous period in her career and personal life.
"I wouldn't change anything. Even what I went through two years ago, I wouldn't change a thing. Because it was such an eye-opener and it revealed a lot of things to me that later on I need in my life," she said.
In the vlog, Julia also shared how she deals with being misjudged all the time in the public eye.
"I feel like I just learned how to compartmentalize things—what matters and what doesn't matter. If we're talking about judgments from people that have no significant role in my life, it really doesn't bother me, because what do you know? But if we're talking about judgements from people in my life, I'm just glad that I've really become more picky with who I want to be in my life because now I know that the judgments are always constructive and they're always because out concern or it's just to help make me a better person," she said.
"I think I've always just had that mindset of just keep pressing forward," she continued. "When I'm in a really dark place in my life, I always hold on to the hope that maybe tomorrow's better, and then when tomorrow really is better I'm like, 'Oh, thank God I held on.'"
Right now, Julia said she's "very happy" with where she is in life.
"Very... I'm very happy because I learned the two important ingredients in life—contentment and gratitude," she said.
"I'm contented because there's so many things clear to me now. I feel secured. Secured ako. Secured 'yung future na I want for myself," she added.