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Funny thing about trust...we have to give it away to get it.  Every day we're awarding or taking away our trust.  When you think about it, the same people who were NOT trusted 20 years ago still don't have our trust.  The people we trusted 20 years ago still have our trust.  So, there's enough trust to go around.  The goal should be to intelligently give & refuse trust to the trustworthy & be vulnerable enough to provide our own behavioral evidence we're trustworthy.

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Ask not what others can do to be trusted, ask instead what you can do to be trustworthy.

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