“Just about every corner of our society has a component of trust; conversely, a large number of people claim to have “trust issues.” Maybe if we looked at a few places where we have to trust ourselves and others (and may not even know it), we could see trust in a different light. For instance, when you are driving, the only thing that keeps traffic apart is a yellow line of paint – and we trust that everyone else on the road took the same driver’s education course as we did!
If you have ever visited a pharmacy, you are trusting that the pharmacist knows what he or she is doing. Same goes for doctors, dentists, and therapists. Ever had your vehicle repaired? How about when you put your money in the bank? When you send your kids to school, you have to trust the system to educate them. The post office is nothing more than trust in motion. The list of opportunities for us to trust on a daily basis is almost endless, but it’s a two-way street. Be someone whom others can trust. The payoff will be enormous.”
John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”
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