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Trust. Is It Worth the Risk?*

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Trust is important, but it is also dangerous. It is important because it allows us to form relationships with others and to depend on others—for love, for advice, for help with our plumbing, or what have you—especially when we know that no outside force compels them to give us such things. But trust also involves the risk that people we trust will not pull through for us; for, if there were some guarantee that they would pull through, then we would have no need to trust them. In this context, trust is also dangerous. What we risk while trusting is the loss of the things that we entrust to others, including our self-respect, perhaps, which can be shattered by the betrayal of our trust. Tune in this week as Nancy Herold and I discuss how trusting requires: - that we be vulnerable to others (vulnerable to betrayal in particular); - that we think well of others, at least in certain domains; - and that we be optimistic that people are, or at least will be, competent in certain respects. Tonight’s show proposes that ‘at our core’ there is a trust that knows no mistakes, no victims, only lessons and growth.  To have a reciprocal relationship with the world around us, trust is the lubricant. Listen in as we discuss that trust and love are the natural states for us to evolve.  

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