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wecangetbetter t1_jd5ilr5 wrote

LPT - Trust but verify.

I trust that people aren't going to fuck me over. But I always do my due diligence to make sure my interests are protected just in case.


DoubtfulOptimist t1_jd6e0bb wrote

I never really understood this phrase. Verifying that someone is on the up and up literally means you don’t (fully) trust that person. Otherwise there’s no point in verifying.


wecangetbetter t1_jd8fjyt wrote

I trust that my car is going to get me from point A to point B.

Doesn't mean I don't still take it in for routine inspection.

I trust that my doctor isn't giving me bogus advice.

I still get a second opinion before getting a surgery.


DoubtfulOptimist t1_jd8ojds wrote

I think it boils down to the meaning of the word trust. If you have to verify, you lack trust. By the way, I’m not arguing with you, I’m just explaining why I think that phrase doesn’t really make sense.