Saturday, March 19, 2005

Do you trust me?

trust (noun): firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or somethin

"trust noun" The Oxford Dictionary of English. Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2003. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Melbourne University. 19 March 2005

Trust is a commodity very lacking in the world lately. Since the incident on Sept. 11th 2001, people around the world feared further terrorist attacks and lost trust, in other people. Fear is a strong wedge against trust - fear of death, fear of destruction and fear of hurting one's heart.

AND yet without trust, friendship cannot form, relationships impossible and misunderstandings rife. It is difficult, sometimes, more so for some people, to take a leap of faith to place trust on someone and believe. The fear of betrayal and rejection is strong, deep seated and hard to uproot. Yet, yet it is important to be able to trust, to have the courage to believe in others and to have a strong heart to face the fear of rejection and betrayal.

I didn't realise that 'trust' is a basis for for many human interaction, until recently. Even with this realisation, it doesn't make it easier to open oneself up and trust others not to break your heart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

true... very true...