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Trust me, I’m a scientist

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3658 (Published 09 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3658

What is trust?

Trust is an invisible question mark hanging over our relationships.
We ask: Can I trust you? Can I trust God? These crucial questions defy
absolute proof, and haunt us with fear and worry. What should we do? We
should also ask: Can you trust me? Can God trust me? Can I trust myself?
These additional questions are important, because relationships are a
projection of self, and trust is a self-portrait.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 September 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA