Trust, integrity and reliability – seeking realism and balance

Trust in our society….:

Through 2008 we shall be looking at the place of trust in our society, particularly the damage done through a lack of trust – in our parent, in adults, in teachers and youth workers and in organisations, large and small.

The campaign's agenda states:

2.2.4 To reinforce the key principle that the great majority of people are well intentioned, reliable and trustworthy; and to recognise that those who make misjudgements should not necessarily be blamed.

However, not everyone is well intentioned, reliable and trustworthy and it is a change in overall trustworthiness and a balancing of attitudes that we seek here, too. The ideal, that we can trust everyone because everyone is trustworthy, is a little way off – there is realism, too. A balance point might be that, with sensible actions, we benefit more from trusting others than we lose. Of course, trusting others and ourselves, is an adventure, too.

If you have views or ideas on trust please contact <ian@campaignforadventure.org>