Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Trust & Vulnerability


Do you really trust somebody?

You don't trust somebody until you make yourself vulnerable. Trust is both emotional and logical act.

Emotionally, trust is about giving control to another person, expecting that they will take good care of that control on your behalf.

Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. Whether in a personal relationship or a businessrelationship, trust means vulnerability.

We trust because we have experienced the trustworthiness and because we have faith in human nature. We feel trust.

Does trust start sounding scary? You bet it does! Does the alternative to trust sound even scarier? You bet it does!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Life in Full Circle

Just a few months ago I met my school crush working in the same company as mine. I thought it’s a mere co-incidence that this happened. But right after 3-4 months after I met my school crush I met my college crush working in my company. I felt as if all my school and college days came right before my eyes and stood still mocking at me to check how much I am transformed.

I was a silent admirer of my crushes. I never expressed what I felt for them. That was simply because whenever I was in front of them I used to feel that weakness in the knees and my face was masked with "Shy". Things that were common in both were that they were very good dancers, they knew how to steal the show and smart.

But when I met them at my work place, I never knew where all that weakness in the knees and shy went off. It was all about a Confidant eye contact with the firm handshake.

There is nothing in this world that stands still be it difficult situations or very happy situations. Everything has to change. We can overcome anything and everything in life. Only thing is it takes time.