Who do you trust?

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Who do you trust? was last modified: July 25th, 2017 by LoneRogue
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25 thoughts on “Who do you trust?

  1. starlette

    Hello LoneRogue………Oh dear !!………I am going to sound very cynical here but I do not trust any of the above 100%……..the nearest I would come to trusting are my son. daughter and grandson…..but one never knows………….governments have proved that they are untrustworthy…………religions nah !!….too many hypocrites……charities…….. i have read so many times where people have lined their own pockets, although I still give to them i just wished half of what is donated to charity would reach the said destination……….news…. I would say most of us know that more often than not its fabricated, in the newspapers anyway, TV news more factual………organisations such as Age concern and The Red Cross hopefully are pretty above board……….although I do know for a fact voluntary staff in some charity shops get first dabs on the donations without paying…….

    1. LoneRogue Post author

      It seems as we grow older we become less openly trusting and choose to watch and observe everything before making a judgement. As a child we start from knowing nearly nothing and are very trusting. Life naturally brings caution. Survival makes skepticism a vital tool.

      1. len1932

        Trust of people we vote on office is often very disappointing Every where in the world it is the same as this story tells us.

        A Marine squad was marching north of Fallujah when they came upon an Iraqi terrorist who was badly injured and unconscious.

        On the opposite side of the road was an American Marine in a similar but less serious state. The Marine was conscious and alert and as first aid was given to both men, the Squad Leader asked the injured Marine what had happened.

        The Marine reported, “I was heavily armed and moving north along the highway here, and coming south was a heavily armed insurgent. We saw each other and both took cover in the ditches along the road. I yelled to him that Saddam Hussein was a miserable, lowlife scum bag who got what he deserved.”

        He yelled back, “Barack Obama is a lying, good-for-nothing, left wing Commie who isn’t even an American.

        So I said, “Osama Bin Laden dresses and acts like a frigid, mean-spirited lesbian!

        He retaliated by yelling, “Oh yeah? Well, so does Nancy Pelosi!”

        And, there we were, in the middle of the road, shaking hands, when a truck hit us.

      2. len1932

        Trust of people we vote in office is often very disappointing Every where in the world it is the same as this story tells us.

        A Marine squad was marching north of Fallujah when they came upon an Iraqi terrorist who was badly injured and unconscious.

        On the opposite side of the road was an American Marine in a similar but less serious state. The Marine was conscious and alert and as first aid was given to both men, the Squad Leader asked the injured Marine what had happened.

        The Marine reported, “I was heavily armed and moving north along the highway here, and coming south was a heavily armed insurgent. We saw each other and both took cover in the ditches along the road. I yelled to him that Saddam Hussein was a miserable, lowlife scum bag who got what he deserved.”

        He yelled back, “Barack Obama is a lying, good-for-nothing, left wing Commie who isn’t even an American.

        So I said, “Osama Bin Laden dresses and acts like a frigid, mean-spirited lesbian!

        He retaliated by yelling, “Oh yeah? Well, so does Nancy Pelosi!”

        And, there we were, in the middle of the road, shaking hands, when a truck hit us.

  2. davidrv

    We had a student in environment for a few weeks’ training here a few years back. We are 4 operators and we don’t operate exactly the same. That student was trusting everything we were saying to him.
    So one day he started making statements that I knew were not totally true. When I questioned him about how he came to that particular conclusion he said that another operator had told him so.
    I just told him; “Whatever they say or whatever I say, just take it into consideration. Only with time and experience will you be able to tell if it’s true or not totally true.”
    I think that trust is dangerous if a person is somewhat gullible.
    Who do I trust? My judgement. I don’t pay particular attention to what a person is saying as much as where it all leads to. Especially when someone flatters you too much, you know there’s something they want, right?

  3. LucyP

    Unwavering trust can be placed in children, particularly young kids. They are unadulterated and innocent, incapable of lying, even if they seem to learn that trick so quick these days. Other than out little ‘uns, I am too cynical and jaded to place my faith freely anywhere.

      1. LucyP

        Yes Lone, it is sad. My hubby is old-school, a country boy, still takes everyone at face value until proven wrong. I think he is too trusting but maybe it would be nice if their were more like him left.

        1. LoneRogue Post author

          I was that way. He should be his way too. Sad thing too is that I feel things might look different to him as time and life goes by, but who knows he might be right and I hope he is.

  4. vonMichael

    Whom to trust? I never know the answer in advance. When I go back in
    memory to people I knew and those I still know I would say….

    most people want for themself to be seen as an expert or at least as a
    proficient in a certain field. If a question comes to this point that person
    would not lie in fear of loosing his reputation of being an expert.
    That epiphany differs completely when money stands behind the answer;
    sales staff for instance, images on food packages ( brands ) etc. The content
    seldom tastes as good as the image promises.

    It seems to be easier to figure out a trustful person in private life than in
    our daily business.

  5. rose1943

    Never really thought about it. I guess most of my trust comes from my feelings and instincts which I trust. Often now I research to validate it. Like the rest of the chatters my family is the most trusted….and, as it says on U.S. Currency….”in God we trust” at least I do.

  6. jessamyne

    I agree with Starlette. I knew someone who put together packages for homeless women, and she was constantly taking make-up and clothing home for herself. And one of the volunteer jobs I’ve had was with an animal shelter, and the administrator managed to embezzle around $250,000 over the course of years until caught.
    I’ll volunteer my time, but will never donate money or goods. And I’ll trust myself. I know I can always be counted on.

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