TAKE 12 July Collaboration - TRUST.
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THE ISSUE WITH TRUST . . .
When you write, one could say you have sort of a blind trust in your pen . . . blind trust because you don`t think about how this actually works when you write. You just take a piece of paper and a pen and you start writing, you trust that the ink will form your words on paper. You know the ink will run out eventually . . . but this does not deter you from still putting your trust in this pen. The same can be said about ones trust in a pencil when you sketch . . . you know you will have to sharpen it, the lead might be broken and it will be sharpened so much that it will be no more, yet you trust that you will be able to transfer the image in your mind onto a canvas with this pencil.
The list is endless really, you trust your car, even though you know you need to fill it up with petrol, check the oil and water and tyre pressure amongst others. You trust your computer, your phone and any other technical gismo you own, you trust it regardless of the fact that you will have to pay for the network and recharge it on a daily basis. Of course there is the trust that you will even have electricity to charge these devices and that you have the means to pay for electricity ect. ect. When you break it down to the last detail you trust your brain, your sensory functions and everything else that gives you the ability to think, move and feel. We firmly believe in these abilities of ours, in todays day and age we rely on them with little thought spared to what we will do when they fail us.
I`m sure youv`e heard people say you can trust someone and perhaps youv`e been the person to say that on occasion. Why . . . because humans have a tendency to let each other down, we change our minds and then we dissapoint others becauce they were expecting something other than what the end result was. Scripture also warns against putting your trust in man and all for good reason when put in context. When we put our trust in someone and thay break that trust, we find it incredibly hard to see them in a good light after that, we say we can`t trust them and thay will have to work to earn back our trust . . .
Really when we look at it, does our smartphones have to earn back our trust when we have to recharge it, or our cars when we need to refill, or our Lamy pens when the orange ink runs out . . . no, we know the shortfalls, the unhappiness and dissapointment we will have when these things die or break down, usually when we can least afford it. We agree to these dissapointments and we accept them and we agree to put in the work that goes into maintaining these comforts.
We agree to the work ! Yet when it comes to our neighbours, our daughters, mothers, farthers, partners and friends we would rather give them the task of earning our trust, we perhaps never realise that we need to work hard at things to maintain it, keep the trees full of fruit, season after season. Trust should not be dependant on failure or dissapointment, for then the word in and of itself should not exist. You trust because of all the good that comes of it, because of the work you put into it and bacause we are all human . . .
Written by Celeste
GIOCA Candidate, University of Bologna
Master of Arts Management Candidate