View Poll Results: Who do you trust?

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  • I generally trust people

    4 5.19%
  • My friends

    15 19.48%
  • My family

    12 15.58%
  • My partner/wife/husband

    8 10.39%
  • The government

    1 1.30%
  • My god or gods

    6 7.79%
  • Nobody

    9 11.69%
  • My intuition

    9 11.69%
  • Myself

    13 16.88%
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Thread: Do You Trust? Who Can You Really Trust?

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    I trust nobody, including myself. Have been burned too many times.
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    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

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    it depends on what we're talking about.

    with my feelings i don't completely trust anyone. i kind of half-trust my best friend and people i don't know very well.

    in terms of daily, real-world concerns i trust my family and friends just about completely. i also trust pretty much anyone quite a bit unless they look like they are about to mug me.

    some people tell me that i am too trusting, but i haven't eally had any bad experiences with my current policy, so i disagree

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    “Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.”

    - Friedrich Nietzsche
    And all my youth passed by sad-hearted,
    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

    - Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850)

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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    Depends on what is involved. I trust most people on things of minor importance, things which do not offer much gain for people to betray me, for example if I ask a stranger for directions I generally trust that they are correct. I would not leave an object of value lying around where random members of the public have access to it. I am more trusting leaving an object of (some) value lying around an area of limited access where people similar to me are, especially in a group in which I have longtime friends.

    Trust in my opinion is a balancing act of the other person's relation to you, the likelihood that your assessment of this other person's relation to you is incorrect, what the other person would gain by betraying you, and what you would lose by betrayal.
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    I have trust in myself to over a predictable period of observation work out the patterns in the people I deal with's behavior to an accurate enough degree to be able to have reasonable faith that "if x then y" (on a far more complex level of course).
    I think that's what trust means, some people evidently have the skill or the integrity to behave in ways that others don't, I trust myself to - within a reasonable degree of error most of the time to know who is best placed for what tasks and what approach to take with people in order to best elicit their co-operation.
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    A* But not against progress, I suppose?
    H* > I think not.
    A* That’s a shame.

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    I can trust my husband with anything & I do mean anything...lucky for me he is the best. I trust my mother most definitely & my dad too. As for everyone else such as friends,they have to earn it,& usually when you get to know someone well enough you know if you can trust them or not,although you still may be done wrong.eyes: As for members here I really don't think of it so much in depth to give an answer & I don't think my personal experience here needs to worry about trust because its not an issue on a forum really? Unless you are looking for your best friend VIA internet,which I am not.
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    If I have to pick one thing it would be my intuition, if I have to pick a person well of course myself, my immediate family, my partner and my best friends. Although we have to remember nobody is perfect, although my intuition doesn't fail me often. I'd say trust your inner voice because nobody else in this world knows you better than yourself.
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    I trust my intuition most of the time, my family and my best friends. Aside from that, I can be circumspect about people's motives. I don't downright distrust, but I exercise some caution.

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    Hello, I'm new here but found your story compelling. I am getting in touch with my German Heritage and I am loving it. I do agree with you though. I find it harder and harder to trust anyone in this day and age. Even my own race. I never thought of myself as a racist until now. My parents hated niggers and jews, and I now know why. Yet I look at my own race and see how they have become degenerates and they believe the lie of racial mixing. I cannot believe how they now act against their own race, and for this they cannot be trusted. We as whites sould be proud of who we are and what we have done, but we have been made to feel this so-called white guilt. I do not feel this at all. I grew up in a community where we could leave the doors unlocked, but not now a days. I myself am diving into esoteric Hitlerism and National Socialism. My wife of 22 years is having a hard time with this because of what she was taught about Hitler. I have found some eye opening facts that I didn't know about Hitler and National Socialism, and I feel as if I shouldn't be trusted because of how I used to be. I hope you know what I am saying, now that I am being educated I am becoming more trust worthy to myself, my family and my race. Thank you for the post!

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