“Trust is the base for all relations… It’s very easy to say ‘I don’t trust you’, but the pain these words cause is immense.”
― Faraaz Kazi
A government spies on its citizens. A boss assigns a job you’d normally do to another. A mother “helicopters” around her children, supervising their every action and choosing their friends for them.
All examples of “I don’t trust you.”
A govermnent needs to trust the citizens that put it in power, empolyers need to trust their employees to do what they were hired to do, parents need to trust their children to make good decisions as they’ve been taught to.
Trust is perhaps the most difficult thing to give because it is our nature to be fearful.
Fear that something bad might happen that hasn’t yet.
Or maybe it has and fear of another incident won’t let go, isn’t forgiven and forgotten, can’t find the trust it won’t happen again.
One can’t trust if one is afraid.
And if one is afraid, one can’t trust.
It’s a vicious, immensely painful circle.
In every relationship there has to be trust – given and taken.
It can only be broken by overcoming fear and having faith that things will work out okay.
And saying, “I trust you to do the right thing.”