1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
2. confident expectation of something; hope.
3. confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received; credit: to sell merchandise on trust.
4. a person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my trust.
5. the condition of one to whom something has been entrusted.
I have trust issues. To trust someone is not as easy as it looks. When you live long enough, inevitably, someone breaks your trust. Then, you believe again. And then, someone does it again. And again. Some people stop trusting at all. Others are believers in human nature. I thought I belonged to the first category. Until I met someone who taught me the real meaning of trust: respect and love. As love equals respect, admiration and trust (that’s another story, though). This said, I disagree with the dictionary, or, if you prefer, I have trust issues with dictionaries or absolute truths.
Text and image by Luisa Santos