You can never trust someone 100%. It’s just a plain fact and overall common sense. No one can guarantee the thoughts, feelings or actions of another person simply because we as human beings are fickle by nature. With the passage of time, our opinions, attitudes and tastes often change. Things we once considered important, no longer matter to us, and things we once considered unimportant, suddenly become important.
This doesn’t mean that people can’t be trusted. It’s simply a matter of being careful not to put all of your eggs into one basket. Human emotion and life’s unpredictable circumstances dictate the reasons for not giving 100% trust to anyone. A person should always be aware of the fact that change is inevitable and sometimes those changes can be quite drastic. This kind of change can devastate a person who blindly trusted another person.
There are several areas of life where 100% trust should never be given to someone. Couples, for example, when 100% trust is given are all to often betrayed. Debts are accumulated then one of them decides to move on, leaving the other to pay most of the debts which they blindly accepted in the beginning because they trusted the other 100%.
Another popular scenario is when parents give a grown child 100% trust and go out on a limb for them. While it is sometimes necessary and commendable to help your adult children, it is foolish to give them 100% of your trust. One must always realize the possibility that their child could, and many do, go back on their word, no matter how trustworthy you believe them to be. It is simply human nature. It happens.
The bible even points out the fact that when considering a personal loan, if you can’t afford to lose the money, do not lend it, suggesting a good chance that you will not get it back. It goes on to explain that not only do you stand to lose the money, you also stand to lose the relationship.
There’s a popular sign seen hanging in many businesses that reads, “In God we trust; everybody else pays cash.” Of course, Jesus is the only one you can trust 100%. And as mentioned before, it doesn’t mean that people aren’t trustworthy. It’s not a paranoid view of society. It’s plain common sense. Jesus can control circumstances; we can’t. And sometimes circumstances develop that are out of our control.
Therefore, common sense dictates that you should never trust someone 100%. People are unpredictable. Circumstances change along with attitudes and opinions. What one is currently feeling can change drastically in just a matter of time. When you give 100% trust to someone, naively believing that things will never change, you are setting yourself up for heartbreak, disappointment and betrayal.