What comes to your mind when you read the word trust?
While you contemplate on this, why don't I tell you what comes to mine?
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ~ Maya Angelou
The glue that holds all relationships together, including the relationship between the leader and the led, is trust, and trust is based on integrity. ~ Brian Tracy
Trust like a mirror, if broken, can't be mended.
Trust, if lost once, is gone forever. Think of it as those lasting ugly holes made by nails which linger even if you remove, well, the nails.
Trust is like blood pressure. It's silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly. ~ Frank Sonnenberg
If you read carefully, you'll perhaps notice the common undertone in everything I have jotted down above. Yes, and that is, trust once gone is lost forever. Or, you could also say
Trust, like the soul, never returns once it is gone. ~ Publilius Syrus
There was a time when trust was something I placed on people, even strangers, quite easily. You could say I was naive and I agree, I was. As years passed, I came in contact with more and more people to realize trust is one thing that needs to be guarded fiercely. I learnt somewhere in the course of life's mundane activities that trust is just too precious to be entrusted without thorough reflection.
Experience, of any kind, always teaches you something worthwhile. The bad memories and the bitter aftertaste some acquaintances left, helped me understand the fundamentals of trust. It's just too valuable to be given to everyone, or anyone.
Only a handful of people in life are worthy of protecting something as rare as trust; your immediate family, your partner and maybe if you are lucky enough, a few friends too. I'd say if you wish to protect your fragile heart from being stomped on repeatedly, you need to gauge, analyse and decide who is worthy of your faith.
You could say it is good to have difficulty in trusting people rather than suffering the aftermath of your carefully placed trust being shredded to millions of pieces. Don't you think?
Now, enough about what I think, why don't you go ahead and share your views on trust?
The prompts were:
What sounds do you work to?
If you could have any two famous people as parents who would you choose and why?
Write about a very special birthday of yours.
Write a story or a piece of non-fiction inspired by this quote:
“Trust, like the soul, never returns once it is gone.” ~ Publilius Syrus - I picked this!
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