"We grew up without trusting each other — mistrust is the original state of mind. We do not know how a society built over mutual trust will function. For us, every other person is a potential threat to our well being. We create tiny, isolated, imaginary communities around how rich, how well taught, how many languages we speak, the state we hail from, skin colour, surname and religion. It’s a complex enough classification problem.
The specific issues we dealt here aren't black and white. Sometimes mistrust isn’t appropriate. The purpose if this post isn’t to judge. We are merely trying to see how trust is broken and how it affects us. Social trust is required for human well being but we have downplayed its importance for petty reasons for so long. Many day-to-day life issues are byproducts of lack of trust — mainly lack of good will. Fixing mistrust can positively affect us ways beyond the scope of this post."
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Written by Arun Vikayan