Trust. Nothing springs to mind about this word, but I realize it is the ability to put our faith in others and feel secure that they will do or say what we need them to. I am a relatively trusting person. The place this gets tested most often is in my classroom. I tend to trust students when they tell me they are sick or have family issues or other personal problems that impact their ability to get their assignments done. In my mind, not believing them would do neither of us any good, whether they are telling the truth or not. Trusting them to tell the truth and having them lie will not impact ME terribly. I may have to grade a late assignment, but other than that, not much changes. Others may say it negatively impacts the other students who sacrificed to do things on time. But, really, they already did the assignment and they are now done, so it doesn’t actually impact them. And NOT trusting them to tell the truth and having them actually tell the truth seems like a risk not worth taking. I guess for me, trust is beneficial to both parties.