Tuesday, December 22, 2009
How well do you ever really know someone? Is there such a thing as truly knowing everything there is too know about someone? Or is there always going to be things you worry about, things you are concerned about, things that they do that you are completely oblivious too…
Trust is such a complex thing. There are so many sides to it, with nooks and crannies that are always hiding in the background that you may not be fully aware of. Is it possible to trust someone completely? To believe they tell you everything, that you can tell them everything, that they will never hurt you or deceive you, they will always be there for you, that you could trust them with your life?
Do trust and faith go hand in hand? If you cannot trust someone completely, can you at least have a little faith that they will do all of the above? To not hurt you, to care for you, to believe in you always?
I have faith that the majority of people, are good people. I have faith that these good people will always do the right thing – I trust in this. But that doesn’t make me trust people as a whole.
Trust. Faith. They are things that I find hard to hold on too.
So complicated. Maybe its because I see life as a complex thing, in an array of colours not just your standard black and white ie You either trust someone, or you don’t.
It’s just not that simple.
Some quotes on trust:
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, i'm upset that from now on i can't believe you" - Friedrich Nietzsche
"You may be decieved if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough." - Frank Crane
"The best proof of love is trust." - Dr Joyce Brothers
"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence." - T.S. Elliot