Interesting, what you say about the ego recognition.
It has me questioning what I wrote and investigating my motives. :)
I guess I agree with you about not having to ask. Or at least partially. For I think you can trust a person, or their good intentions, but at the same time not necessarily trust their capacity to actually pull off what they promise. They can be well-meaning, but overconfident.
In true relationships of trust, that too should have the opportunity of being said out loud.
I do think I will leave that line there. It’s generating very interesting replies… And yes, that too might be an ego thing. ;-)