Most of us believe we are trustworthy and do what we say we will. Most of us also are uncertain if others are or will. Why have we been taught that others are different than us? The vast majority of people we meet are kind, want the world to be a better place for the next generation. And yes, there are a few ‘bad apples’ but there are far more ‘good apples’.
And yet, we focus on the 5% of the people who are negative. What if we change that? What if we decide to be more trusting, to believe others will do what they say? How would our outlook on life be different?
We might just be happier. We might also ‘look’ for the good in others, for reasons to trust, and so on. The confirmation bias might kick in. Our organisational or community culture might just change or look and feel different.
The choice is up to us.