Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thought - on trust and distrust
Nothing makes things work so efficiently as well-placed trust, nor so inefficiently as misplaced trust. Unjustified distrust is a close runner up. Relying on a team that truly works together or an expert who knows his/her stuff is a good example of well placed trust. Anyone who has experienced the betrayal and sense of loss from relying on false promises or pretenses knows the inefficiency of misplaced trust. As for unjustified distrust, these days every time you enter a courthouse you see the taxpayers are supporting up to four uniformed folks whose sole job is to treat citizens with suspicion almost completely unjustified by facts.