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July 11, 2009



I love my father, even though I know he's a compulsive liar (or has been in the past)?


Love without trust could also simply be lust.

We Fly Spitfires

IMO I think if you love someone, you have to trust them. If you don't trust 'em, you can't love 'em.

Alysianah aka Saylah

@spinks - I think there are degrees of love and the level of trust aligns with the degree.

When I was thinking thru this theme and these characters, it prompted me to ask myself, "Who would I trust with my life?" Surprising and on some level disappointing, is that a couple of the people I would trust with my life, are no longer in my life. And of the people that are in my life and whom I claim to love, there are only two that I would trust with my life. Oh the life choices we make. This is a big part of what I'm investigating in my screenplay.

@Tesh - totally agree between "lovers"

@Spitfire - yep, there's a part of me that wants to shout this as an axiom.


>I believe that trust requires a kind of courage few people, especially these days, actually possess

I'm sorry but that seems awfully cynical to me. What are you basing this on? True, there are more divorces in the Western world but I don't think this is because of reduced trust between couples.

In any case I disagree with any attempt to draw real-life issues, especially those as deep as love and trust, as black and white issues. That might work well in a fictional story, but in reality, there are always shades of grey.

Alysianah aka Saylah

Just based on people I know and what I experience. I wasn't even basing on the thought of divorce rates or purely between couples. My personal observations are that trust, pure trust amongst people who claim to love each other is often lacking. I think it's a valid observation.

Belief systems are a tricky thing and not always subject to shades of gray. We could start with the 10 Commandments as widely known true or false, yes or no edicts without the tolerance of shading. So if I were to believe that love without trust is an invalid equation, I wouldn't be overly disturbed by not allowing for shades. Just to play devil's advocate here. *Smile*

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