How to build trust with people.
Tears welled up in her innocent eyes. All she wanted was to have him there. All the other girl's fathers would be there to watch them play.
"We'll see" is all he said.
That was enough to break her heart.
Because he had said "We'll see" before, but it really meant "no" in the end.
A little girl's trust had been broken, not once, but many times before.
Trust is so easily broken.
A parent's word. A teachers promise. A partners neglect.
We all have had trust broken in our lives and we cope with it in many different ways. By avoiding the subject; by avoiding the person and by never trusting anyone anymore.
People lack trust when dealing with strangers. "Stranger Danger" is the cry. But we all have to deal with 'strangers' every day.
People come into our lives as strangers and some become trusted friends. How does this happen among so many broken promises?
What is the dynamic that folds back the layers of mistrust and fear?