Trust is the firm confidence that a person has in another person not to betray them or sell their secrets to a third party. To trust someone simply means to confide in them. Trust is the act of entrusting one's vulnerability onto another. Trust is solely hinged on confidence.
In the context of this discourse, we compare the value of air to smoke, seeking to measure which one outweigh the other in relation to the subject of relationship.
When we talk about relationship, we refer to the multiplicity of mutual social interaction or communication between one party and the other. It could be in business, marriage, romance or even casual friends
A faction of the world population think of trust as a mirage; an impracticable piece of idea that should only be left to be imagined. This group of people are those whose trust have been betrayed once or on several occasions and as a result become absolutely recluse or defensive at the slightest provocation. Because of their experiences with betrayal which has caused them a negative mental shift, they perceive trust as a smoke; a thing of little or no value in relationships which should be done away with. They look at those who believe in trust as shadow-chasers who have little or no experience about life. Because of the way their mind has been programmed, they tend to punish those who trust them and their trust for people is always built on facade. They don't sustain relationships because they always act as though they were forced into it. Ironically, these set of people irrespective of their setting want to be trusted. Hypothetically, these people make up the larger population of the society.
The other faction of the world population are those who perceive trust as an indispensable integral part of every surviving relationship. They are the population of people who sincerely trust others and openly seek to be trusted. They are those that may not have or may have experienced on form of betrayal or the other but decided to remain steadfast, knowing that every facet of relationship need trust in order to survive. Just like oxygenated air, they see trust as something they must breathe in a relationship in order for the relationship to thrive. These crop of a people are smart enough to know who trust, when to trust, who to dispel and when to hide.
Do you want to be trusted?
Do you trust anybody?