This weeks new theme is TRUST!
Do you trust me?
Can you trust me?
Will you trust me?
Can I trust you?
Do I trust you?
Will I trust you?
I think these are sometimes some of the most important questions we can ask of others, especially those we do not know.
Do we always know the answer? Probably not because trust is something that usually takes a long time to build up between anyone.
But sometimes we trust in an entity because we have been taught that this is what we are supposed to do. We are supposed to trust our teachers, but lately we have found that there are a few bad apples and so we still trust that the majority of them are trustworthy. We trust our firemen to arrive when there is a fire or an ambulance to come for an emergency. But sometimes some people have found out that no one comes because they do not pay for these services or no one covers their area. We expect the police to come if some type of crime is occurring or has occurred but we cannot know if they will come in time due to so many crimes being committed in some areas. We know they cannot be everywhere but we trust them to be there for us. We trust that when we drive over a bridge that it will hold up, yup some people have found that to not be true. But basically we all still trust those we think we are supposed to trust.
Especially in our government. Well after this week, I think many of us are wondering who we can trust in our government here in the U.S. I guess we are learning what so many others in their countries have learned. That governments all over the world cannot truly be trusted. And once that trust is lost between their people and their government, it is going to take many years for it to be earned back. Just ask all the cheating spouses in the world. Most of them are never truly trusted again. But then again look how many cheating spouses work in the government. No bad comments about this one please, you know they seem to be hanging around political offices all the time.
So how do you feel about trust?
Do you trust someone until they lose your trust or do you trust them after they have earned your trust?
And once someone loses your trust, how long does it take for them to earn it back, if ever?
I guess you could say that there are a lot of trust issues that surround us in our lives.
I hope you will come back on Thursday and let us know about how you feel about trust.
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