I’m seeing more distrust in government, the police, the military, politicians, just people on the street, and in some cases ourselves.
If we lose trust with everyone then who are we to turn to in times of need?
If as everyone suspects we are looking at a major catastrophic event, then who do we rely on to get help?
Trust in someone is a very difficult thing to achieve without knowing someone for some time and earning that trust. As we connect with others on the internet and personal contact we can, in personal contact, sometimes gain that trust but what of the ones we find on the internet? Can they be trusted? Can you feel good about who they are by reading their comments. One never knows till you can meet and speak face to face.
There is so much deceit and disinformation being posted and spread around that it can be a full time job to just sift through it all to try and make any sense of it all. It seems as I get older I lose the ability to trust what I read and have less trust in what I see.
As a boy I trusted those that tried to teach me and believed them when they said that what they were telling me was true only to find when I’ve gotten older that not all that was taught was as true as I would have liked it to be. I’m now going to the school of the internet and even though it’s free it’s a far more difficult course than I expected it to be. The homework is immense and the time spent is astronomical.
Somewhere along this road we as a people have to learn to trust one another at some point to be able to survive what is coming in the future, if we don’t then our future is going to be bleak. I have great hope that the people that I have spoke with and have made comments with will be able to come together and be able to talk face to face without having to be in a conflict to do that.
I hope that someday we can live together in a free land where trust comes from just a smile and a handshake and ones word is his bond as it was in the past. As hard as it may be we have to relearn to trust again.