The term was born in the midst of the Middle Ages and at a time that the dominion of Kingsforced
subjects to ‘trust’ the king
. If the subjects submitted to authority, this obedience placedthe populace on the lower-ranks of beings. The king would then take everything from him, toinclude the very essence of his being, for himself.The term has an interesting evolution. In the 12th century it
s brought into the English languageto imply that we should find comfort in another. I feel that we should be comfortable withourselves. As time goes on, the term implicated others to be in alliance and allegiance. Whenthat allegiance is broken, the only recourse was to take his life. Whether literal or symbolic,beware of those who need your trust. They want something from you. I know that sounds harsh,especially in lieu of the values taught in our modern societies. Funny thing about thesesocieties, they are riddled with archaic values passed off as progress.This deals directly with honor. How honorable is it really to place an importance on trust?
Personally, for me… It is dishonorable to trust and to pledge allegiance to any pers
on; givingyour life to them, giving them leverage over you.People use people and
that’s the nature of what we are.
The sooner that we accept our naturethe better off we will be. We can then exceed our humanity and ascend to a higher level of being.
1. Some friendships have mutual benefits.This does not require that the benefits be equal. At some point, if you are not providinga benefit, the friendship is severed.2. Some friendships are for personal validation.This is an issue of social class validation. It demonstrates to others that you are popular,loved, or admired. These friendships usually lack depth, are short-lived. The personquickly moves on and collects new friends to replace those they have lost.3. Some friendships act as extensions of family. A very meticulous investment, the potential friend is examined thoroughly, and must bein good standing with all members of the family. These friendships may last years, butcould have periods of leaps and bows. Similar to family disputes, these friendships maysurvive time with years of emotional attachment or can end dramatically much likesevering contact with a family member.4. Some friendships are seasonal.When the seasons of a person
s life changes, so does the need for friends. If a person isgoing through a transitional or hibernation period, friendships are typically severed or suspended.