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I stood at the counter holding a $5 bill with both hands.
“This is seriously my last 5 dollars… Can I get three items from the value picks menu with this, or is that too much?”
How sad is that?
My bank accounts are drained. My credit card is $500 over the limit, and I’m only $5 away from needing to perform illicit sex acts in a dark alley for food. OK, maybe that’s a little extreme… but the point is… wow. I’m over extended.
It should be a wake-up call, although I’m not convinced that the message has sunk in. I need to reverse this negative cashflow now, before I end up in even worse dire straits. Hey, didn’t they write a song about that? Money for nothing, and chicks for free.
Trust is a peculiar concept, isn’t it? You can’t see it, so how do you really know if it’s present? You can’t touch it, yet somehow you can feel it. Trust is fragile. You can’t hold it, but be careful; you can break it. Trust is essential. You can’t find it, but you can lose it. If you do lose it, you’re in trouble. You can’t borrow more. You certainly can’t buy it. It’s gone. Maybe forever. Forever is a long time.
No, Trust is earned. Over time. Little by little. Sometimes painstakingly.
Whatever you think that you have… it’s nothing in the Absence of Trust.