Building trust is no longer a matter of creating structures and practices within a single culture.
We also confuse trust with familiarity.
When we say that trust is an emotional skill, this implies that emotional competence is a necessary part of trust.
Building trust requires talking and thinking about trust.
Building trust means thinking about trust in a positive way.
Trust opens up new and unimagined possibilities.
Trust is not bound up with knowledge so much as it is with freedom, the openness to the unknown.
Trust and the ability to identify trustworthiness are not the same thing, although trust and trustworthiness are logically linked.
Trust is a skill learned over time so that, like a well-trained athlete, one makes the right moves, usually without much reflection.
Trust is built step by step, commitment by commitment, on every level.
Peace comes with trust, which will grow from continuing efforts toward mutual understanding and trade, Romeo-and-Juliet-style marriages, conversations,negotiations, and individual commitments.
True, trust necessarily carries with it uncertainties, but we must force ourselves to think about these uncertainties as possibilities and opportunities, not as liabilities.
Many people are blind to trust, not so much to its benefits as to its nature and the practices that make it possible.
All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal.
Trust is a skill, one that is an aspect of virtually all human practices, cultures, and relationships.