It’s funny that we never know when exactly we gained it but we can exactly pinpoint to what made someone else lose it.
Trust is as old as humanity itself starting from the barter system. Strangers simply trusted what they received is of an equivalent value to what they gave away. Barter did not require a medium of exchange like the modern day currency note to prove value.
In many ways, trust between two individuals is akin to that. It does not need a 10-page long document to show you will not throw those who trust you under the bus. It’s a belief that they will repeat the best behaviours which drew them to you in the first place.
The fact that you are reading this post says that you expected something worthwhile to read. So I’m just going to leave this beautiful quote from George MacDonald that speaks volumes of human relationships.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
Isn’t trust the greatest badge of honour?