Sunday Scribblings offered up this in posting its prompt this week: Who do you trust? Who do you not trust? What does it take to earn yours? What would you do if you discovered you had money in one? What do you think about trust?
Nothing flows out of me when it comes to the prompt this week. I don't want to play the "What If I Had Riches" game. In this economy, that is just too depressing to think about because of the reality that is our lives right now. And that's when it comes to me.
I have no trust that the powers that be will be able to make a difference. All the promises of hope and change put forth in the presidential election? Hogwash! [Might as well make this G-rated.] Oh, sure, I'm glad Bush is out of office, but he was out of office regardless. We've replaced him and his with another him and different his.
And I have no trust that anyone is going to make a difference. I don't have the trust on the national level, I sure as hell don't have it on the state level, and I don't have it on the local level. My fair state of California is using smoke and mirrors to claim it has finally passed a budget. Of course, it relies on the sheep of the state to pass some propositions in a month or two.
On every level, I'm being asked to trust the politicians or the CEOs or the school board members. I have to go back to what we try to instill in our children: give a person the benefit of the doubt. Once. If you're burned, don't give your trust to that person again.
Trust? Not on my life.