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Trust has been an important factor in human relationships for millenia. In fact, trust is a building block on which societies have been built. After all, without trust, we wouldn’t have law. Without trust, we wouldn’t have marriage. And without trust, we wouldn’t be able to have an economy as we know it today.
For these reasons and so many more, trust continues to be a critical factor in our culture; in our personal and professional relationships, and in our spiritual and religious beliefs. Trust is at the heart of our lives, whether at home or work.
Trust requires honesty, both with ourselves and with others. And unfortunately, though it takes a long time to grow, it can be broken in a split second.
What follows here are 20 Quotes About Trust that can help teach you how to build trust, and a little about why trust is so important.
The Importance of Trust
Without trust, societies wouldn’t function, relationships wouldn’t grow, and love wouldn’t blossom. Building trust isn’t always something that is explicitly considered a skill, but it has enough value for us as social beings, that it should be taught to young people all over the world.
Trust and Love
When we think about trust, it’s almost implied that we consider it in reference to romantic relationships. Fidelity – that is, being faithful to one another – and communication are the cornerstones of any successful marriage. To fall in love with someone requires that you trust them, because it allows them to have a certain amount of control over your feelings and emotions. You give your partner the potential to disappoint you, but recognize that the emotional risk is worth it because of the love and affection you share.
The Cost of Building Trust
Because trusting someone inevitably leads to a deep emotional connection, it is an unfortunate side-effect that building trust can cause pain and discomfort. However, despite the potential pain that you experience when your trust is broken, the risk is justified by the richness of life that you are able to experience because of that emotional commitment.
Trust, God, and Faith
Faith and trust are two extremely ideals that are closely linked together. After all, having faith in God requires a degree of trust that develops with time and practice. For millennia, people have recognized the enormous benefit of developing their faith. Psychologists today note that those with faith (and therefore trust) in God have an above average level of resilience when it comes to dealing with life stressors.