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Why do we trust so easily? Until something happens that is…

Yesterday, a thought suddenly occurred to me… which had never occurred to me before… How can we trust those people around us?

I am not only referring to family members, friends, or lovers…but like the people who we may or may not know that are serving us in someway…behind a counter…or driving the bus that you may be catching to work…

Society is built on a trust that people will do their jobs in a safe and correct manner… In some ways, people will either use or not use a service based on their reputation and by word of mouth… However, in the case of public transport…we really do not have an alternative option…because it is something the government organises and there are not alternatives at this moment…

The reason I was thinking about this, was that I know one of my methadone clients at my workplace works for Uber Eats… I am not trying to say that all methadone clients are aggressive and rude…but this one is… I would personally, be scared and not really want them to be my uber eat deliverer… As I confront the feelings of why I feel this way…I just don’t trust them…?! What if they leave their delivery bag near drugs or they smoke weed… what if some drugs fall into the food? What if the bag is just dirty?? (Could apply to anyone delivering..do they clean those bags they use?)…Maybe it’s just me who overthinks these things…or SHOULD we be thinking of these things? Because I know restaurants in Australia have strict rules and regulations about cleanliness and hygiene control…but what about the people delivering the food?!!? What if they tamper with it while distributing it?

 

So much to think about .. :(…

Needless to say, I won’t be ordering food delivery for awhile…

 

 

 


 

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2 comments

  1. Interesting thought, when you look at it nearly every interaction we have is built upon trust some way or another.
    I think we trust because like with public transport, what is the alternative? To not trust? Like you mention society is built on trust, since our hunter gatherer days tens of thousands of years ago, trust has been our most important survival skill even if today it just means trusting our uber eats drivers ;), it is the glue that binds us and makes us human.
    Maybe we will get burnt along the way, but I choose to believe that there are more trustworthy people out there than not.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I haven’t actually thought about how the hunter-gatherers used to think…I wonder if they even had words to communicate, or if it was just grunts and hand motions…so many questions…

      Yes, I do agree there is more trust worth people out there than not..but sometimes it only takes one person to betray your trust, to make you mistrust everyone else 😦

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