It's a simple word with a big meaning. Since we were young we were taught never to trust. Never trust a free ride, never trust a free candy, never trust the vege vendor at the pasar basah because she might shortchange you.....the list goes on and on. Even when you went overseas, people say never trust a gwailo. I remember when I was in Canada, Canadians are so nice that where I stayed we never had to lock our doors (there weren't even any gates or fence for chrissake). Would you do that here? Not lock your gates? We even have a freaking gear lock for our cars lah. Canadians don't even lock their cars. Do you even trust your neighbours here enough to give them your housekey? People in NY were so paranoid that they have 3 to 4 locks to their door. I don't even trust the parking attendant who keeps raking my RM3 near the Bangsar mosque parking lot. Seriously I pay the fella so that HE wouldn't mess up my car, not really for him to 'jaga' my car. Heck, I especially don't trust people at work. Someone's always playing some game even if you're not interested to participate in. And everyone's selfish at work, your bosses have got their own agenda, the secretaries have sharp ears, colleagues are always trying to bring u down. So tell me, how the hell can you trust anyone these days? Someone told me that the most important criteria in a relationship is TRUST. But gawd, easier said than done. It's gonna take a whole lot of time. People are so paranoid these days that they don't even let their kids go out and play by the longkang like we used to. Or mix with other kids for fear of kutu or what not, or they just don't trust other kids and of their influences. Some parents also find it hard to entrust their kids to their maids. And for good reasons too. Trust. It's gonna be an extinct in decades to come.