Trust is tough but valuable

05/17/2011 04:39 p.m. | Self-Improvement

Maybe it's because I'm a Millennial, but trusting people is tough. Decades ago, it seems that people were much more gullible and susceptible to scams, meaning they were more trusting. The pendulum has swung the other way for me, and I am much less trusting. There are more scams, more grifters, more people out to take than there were in the past, and I am aware of it and have my guard up. It is good in some cases to be defensive, and costly in others.

Trust can be very valuable. Once you reach inside the circle of trust, you can start to really build something. If that trust is with another person, then you can start to share things that really matter.

Trust is tough but valuable. I am learning this, along with many other things. Fortunately the people around me have some patience, and have offered me some trust first.

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