A Matter of Trust

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Overcoming writers block - crumpled paper on wooden floor - Photosteve101Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD

Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a piece of paper. You can smooth it over but its never going to be the same again.

– anonymous

There is perhaps no more central concept to human communication and relationships than trust: “belief that someone or something is reliable,good,honest,effective”. This holds true for our professional (business-ie financial, insurance, governmental, healthcare etc) as well as our personal interactions. Once established, trust allows unbridled, open and honest discussion and limitless learning. A trusting environment fosters personal growth, self esteem and generosity. Trust allows the deepest love humans can have. Trust leads to peace.

The absence of trust breeds the opposite of the above. Deep and open relationships are not possible. Communication breaks down on all levels and realms. Unfortunately, overtime we have experienced a breakdown of trust between the people and much of society’s organizational structure:…

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