Trust, as defined by Oxford dictionary, is a “firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something”.
I find it quite alarming that whenever someone says “trust me”, there’s almost automatic reaction of throwing a red flag out. Is it possible that because we know how many alter egos and social masks we personally hide under, therefore we won’t take anybody else for trustworthy being from the sole reason that we believe that their collection of masks and egos is the same or bigger than ours? In the same logic, those are artificial, fake, not authentic. Hence we can’t trust fully. We still have some expectations, but that’s far away from trusting.
Trust feels like getting stripped naked. And we don’t like being naked. At least not around everyone. More often than we’re comfortable with, we don’t like to be naked in front of ourselves. Because after all, clothes make up few of our masks and alter egos. But there are people in our lives we can trust. Or would we?? Why we sabotage our ability to trust with nagging worst-case scenarios when we’re about to delegate our best interests into someone else’s hands?