Friday, May 23, 2008

Trust - What Does It Mean? A lost word?

Trust is a relationship of reliance. A trusted party is presumed to seek to fulfill policies, ethical codes, law and their previous promises. Trust does not need to involve belief in the good character, vices, or morals of the other party. Persons engaged in a criminal activity usually trust each other to some extent. Also trust does not need to include an action that you and the other party are mutually engaged in. Trust is a prediction of reliance on an action, based on what a party knows about the other party. Trust is a statement about what is otherwise unknown -- for example, because it is far away, cannot be verified, or is in the future.
How many people do you really trust? Are you trust full?
Don't get me wrong - do I trust our politicians, people on the road, people who seem to have alterior motives? No probably not.

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