The Curse Of Social Proof

Some days it would seem that no one believes or trusts anymore.

Any question you answer is instantly questioned.

You share a bit of information with someone and they fact check you on Google.

Someone asks you for your advice and then quickly dismisses is your idea.

It would seem that we live in a world where relationships and trust are eroding.

And that’s not a good thing.


But can it be changed?

Can we change the world?

The answer is no.

At least not all at once.


Trust is built conversation to conversation, situation to situation, person to person and one on one.

Knowing the facts is important.

Not stating half truths is important.

But the most important of all is to be genuine.

To be yourself.

To be honest.


There are those who preferred to live through their cell phones.

To not believe anything they hear.

And to trust no one.

Not even themselves.

It’s a sad state.


I’m glad I get to meet good people on my journey.

I don’t worry about the speed bumps.

Quite frankly that’s all they are speed bumps.

Real people, real relationships, trust.

That’s the ticket.