There is a saying that goes along with this saying: “trust, but verify.” It’s a concept that has been in the works for a while and I’ve been working on it for a while now. In this TED Talk, author and professor of philosophy and cognitive science Jordan Peterson argues that the more we verify our own thoughts and actions, the more we become less self-aware.
This is pretty much the same argument you would make if you were trying to be more of a good person than an evil person. The way we define self-awareness is through what we think we know and the way we live our lives. It’s sort of like our definitions of trust and verify (or how we define good and evil) are very different. It’s the same argument that goes with trust, verify, and honesty.
But like all good arguments, it’s very flawed. The problem is that we often don’t trust ourselves (and therefore our habits and routines) because of a kind of fear in our own minds. We fear the judgment of others, we fear being judged for our actions, and we fear making mistakes. These fears, as well as the rest of the emotions that make up the human condition, can work against us.
The problem with trusting your actions is that you have little power over what happens to you. Like most people, you have little power to change the things you do, but you can at least make the decision to stop behaving in a certain way. We all have our own power, and to give one person authority over another is to give someone power over you.
You get a lot of power when you follow up with someone. Not everyone, but many. When we follow someone we don’t have control over what happens to them. We have the power to change things we want to change, and we can change things we didn’t change. But we can’t do that without people having authority.
When we follow someone it seems we give them power over us. When we change things we want to change we can, when we dont change things we cant. But we can change things we didnt change, if someone can convince us that they can change those things. For instance, if someone tells us we dont deserve to be here, we can change things we dont want to change. That’s actually the case in the movie.
So what is the point of trust in the first place? To give people the power to do what they want to do. That is the power that comes with trust. That is the power to change things we dont want to change. And that is what we are all about when we are people who trust in another person.
Change is what a lot of people strive for to make a difference in their lives. We are all creatures of habit, but the people with power over our lives are those who can change things we dont want to change. And trust is the way we make that possible.
That power comes with the power to trust another person. If you are not trusting someone, you cannot make them trust you. If you are not trusting someone, you cant make them trust you.
Trust is an essential ingredient in the equation of relationships. To build relationships, you need to know the other person intimately. You need to know if they are honest with you and trustworthy. And of course, you need to trust them. We often talk about trust as the foundation of relationships. But trust is also a building block. It’s a critical component of any relationship at all.