A Matter of Trust
How easily do you trust? You may find that trust comes easier to you than you currently think. You may not trust a stranger on the street, but the more authority a person has, the more likely you are to buy into what they say. How about those TV ads that have testimonies from all their satisfied customers? Michael Jordan, the famous basketball player, once endorsed a health product, and Coca Cola at the same time. Do you think he believed the script he was told to read, yet for some reason we do. “They say,” has got to be one of the biggest sucker statements when it comes to buying your trust. Why do we do it? Perhaps it’s because we want the life that is offered, but how many cupboards in the world are filled with things that were guaranteed to change your life? So why not only trust once trustworthiness is proved? And by proved I mean not by someone else, but by you. If you are expected to trust someone or something with no established base of trustworthiness, tread cautiously. Only someone with something to hide would insist on trust where trustworthiness has not been proved.