I'm thinking about trust in the sense of "can I trust you to tell me the truth". There are some things going on in my life that I'd love real feedback on, not loving reassurances and biased thoughts. I admit, some of my concerns about the truthfulness of the comments come from my parents. They were the kind of parents that believed whatever book they read on how to be good parents that one should always encourage their child's endeavors. Now, I'm all for encouraging. But really, I never believed them when they suggested that I was a budding Pavlova... Chagall... Julia Child. If I knew I was really just adequate (and sometimes not even that!), why didn't they?
Back in the present day, I tend to be wary of people who overpraise what I've done or who provide no critical component to their commentary. It's one of the reasons I like being with Thing Two. You see, he doesn't like me all that much and that seeps into his comments. What's the phrase? "I must be cruel to be kind"?
So, can I trust you?