Trust

[Revised entry by Carolyn McLeod on August 3, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Trust is important, but it is also dangerous. It is important because it allows us to form relationships
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[Revised entry by Carolyn McLeod on August 3, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Trust is important, but it is also dangerous. It is important because it allows us to form relationships with people and to depend on them - 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...

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