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Reflection exercise: What are some ways that trust is required for the functioni

Reflection exercise: What are some ways that trust is required for the functioning of society (example: trust is required for banks to work, as we expect that they will have our money when we ask for it). How is trust earned where it doesn’t exist? How is trust damaged where it does exist? Is it easier to build trust or to break trust? What are some organizations you either trust or don’t trust? If you don’t trust them currently, is there anything they could do to win you over? And if you do trust them currently, is there anything they could do that would make you suspicious of them?

For further inspiration see the below excerpt from Philip Pettit’s essay “The Cunning of Trust”:
“The most general usage of the word [“trust”] in this connection would equate trust with confidence that other people will treat you reasonably well: confidence that they will not waylay or cheat you, for example. We speak in this sense of trusting our fellow citizens or trusting the institutions under which we live. A somewhat less general usage would link it with confidence that other people are reliable under certain tests: they will treat you well, in the event of your placing yourself in their hands. We speak in this sense of trusting the police or trusting the courts. A third usage, more specific still, would associate trust, not with a detached confidence that people are reliable under such tests, but with putting that confidence to the test: with actually placing yourself in the hands of others. We speak in this sense of trusting the police or the courts when we actually call on the police for help or take a complaint to the courts.”