Sunday, May 27, 2012

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved." -George MacDonald

What is trust?

How do we choose those that we deem worthy of our trust?

Almost every single relationship is built on trust.  Friends, family, partners, co-workers, teammates.  It is the foundation of a tower that should only grow taller and taller with love and respect.

But let's say that some foundations are erected using some pretty faulty building codes.  Assume that the builders were sloppy, or just chose to overlook the imperfections.  Suppose the foundation begins to crack, just as something more substantial is being built on it.

All of the sudden, you're left with instability.  Nothing can be built on a cracked foundation.  No matter how extravagant the tower, it will eventually come tumbling down with even the slightest disturbance.

So much time is wasted among the rubble of a collapsed relationship.  At first, you try to pick up the pieces and rebuild from the ground up.  But you're out of money, and energy, and effort.  You soon realize it is useless.  There will be no starting over.  You will have to build a new building entirely, starting with a new,  flawless foundation.

I'm willing to start over and rebuild.  I am willing to save up more time, energy, and effort to create a new foundation, and eventually, a new relationship.

Unfortunately... I'm not sure that I want to.


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