Fast Sundays 5: Trust

Day 35/365: Building trust with somebody is the most rewarding thing you can do on Earth and the easiest thing to lose

Fast Sundays: Every Sunday, I write a 300 words post on different topics of interest, after starring at the blank laptop screen for 3 minutes. Whatever pops into my mind at the end of the 3 minutes mark, that’s what I’ll scribble below.

Do not trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.

Reading the quote above, I realised just how interesting the act of building trust with someone else is. How is it that two strangers get to trust each other, sometimes even within days, and would do anything for the other one just because they simply trust one another?

Maybe I’m cursed or something but up until now I’d never hold trust with someone, no matter how strong that feeling was at the beginning. I’m not even going to go into relationships, so for explanation purposes, I’ll stick to business partners and previous bosses.

Unfortunately, they’ve all betrayed my trust, but the feelings must’ve been mutual because when the trust ends, it does so on both ends and it’s usually because of one common misunderstanding or different opinion on something.

The thing is, building trust is one of the hardest things you can do, both as a receiver and a giver of it, but losing trust is extremely easy. One slip and that’s it. No more trust, no more relationships, no more friends or partners. You’re once again two strangers in a sea of strangers and the trust that you built upon feels like a tale.

Yet, there it was, all good and satisfying for the period it lasted. I guess trust is just a word these days, not a virtue between two people. It’s scarce, fragile and just never really a thing. You trust someone rather if you benefit from it, or if you are blindly doing so.

Either way, you will lose trust one day because you were too easy on receiving it. I guess all you can do to not suffer from losing trust in someone is really be very careful about who you trust. Like, REALLY CAREFUL!

How? By always keeping in mind that even salt looks like sugar…

Thank you for your time!

My name is Gabriel Iosa, I’m a 25 years old travel enthusiast, food lover, Psychology student, Full-time Freelancer, writer and Instagram fanatic. You can follow me @gabrieliosa, and if you liked this post, give it exactly 45 claps!

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