At a crosswalk on a one-way street, I ALWAYS look both ways, before crossing that street. It's not that I don't trust that the proper parameters are in place for my safe crossing; I just know that not everyone feels the need to follow those parameters.
Things are the same, today, in our society. We're all so busy fighting for our "piece of the pie", that some basic human considerations - like truly listening to one another, kindness, compassion, etc - have gone by the wayside. Metaphorically speaking, crossing this "street" of life should NEVER be done without "looking both ways" - you could get plowed over by a "cyclist" going the wrong way.
I guess you could say that my "faith in humanity" is at an all-time low. I don't, overall, trust that people are looking out for each other, anymore. I DO know that not everyone is so self-indulgent; but the "squeakiest wheels" DO tend to get the most oil. But, unfortunately, they rarely share it with the other 3 wheels.
Those other 3 wheels are what helps keep things balanced. Trusting each other to help keep the vehicle upright, and moving smoothly. Listening, when something just doesn't sound right; and encouraging to seek some assistance from a qualified mechanic.
Trust. Listening. Kindness. Compassion. Looking out. Sharing. Balance. Moving. Helping. Encouraging.
Those are some words I associate with trust. What are your thoughts?
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