I once read the following statement in a blog:
„The evolution of trust: Trust leads to confidence, leads to reliance, leads to dependence.“
These words gave me to think.
I asked myself:
Does trust create a kind of dependence?
Is a relationship of trust in the end a form of dependence?
Are we dependent from others?
Do we feel that we are dependent because the relationship is so deep?
Do we believe that we have to give up something when we trust someone too intensively?
We can only profit from a relationship of trust.
And when we see ourselves as dependent from others, this is a false self-assessment and demonstrates a lack of self-trust.
WHAT WE SHOULD LEARN …
Trust does not create a dependence.
We only believe that we are dependent from others.
(Annotation: This is an excerpt from my book „Trust … the only kind of influence that really matters„)
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