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  1. I think that initially everyone trusts everyone, but as time passes, we all grow overgrown with shells and scars and become like long-distance ships with damaged sides, but still afloat. From meeting to meeting, we are broken by people and situations, and only one question remains-which side are you on? Don't trust anyone and be tougher and tougher, and keep it to ourselves until we finally get stale, become impenetrable, or let go, forgive, and each time start with a clean slate, with a new book but with the same title… Both options are difficult, but perhaps the second one is much better, because it contains hope, both in yourself and in the people around you, it is worth getting scars in finding your real, sincere, beloved people, otherwise it is some kind of self-destruction… And I think we all don't need it at all;)

  2. Well, it depends on where they don't trust you. Here, they don't trust us in Russia. We have a staggering level of social distrust. Opinion polls show that Russians trust either only themselves or their families. A little more for your friends. But all other institutions are not just distrusted – they are afraid of them. The police are the most striking example here.

    Our society is in a state of social atomization. This phenomenon means that in our society there are no extended traditions or laws that would create a framework for our life. As a result, we run away like atoms and live, who is in a lot of trouble, inventing rules each for themselves. Hence the distrust.

    Please do not confuse atomization with autonomy. Autonomy is the independence of an individual in relation to the society in which he lives. Atomization is the absence of society as such. Do you often visit the Urals? Have you ever traveled to Kaliningrad? Do you know many of your neighbors in the stairwell? How often do you visit your friends? Do you do charity work? When was the last time you called your parents? The answers to these questions will be, even if too simplistic, but indicators of how much each of us is alone, how much each of us does not understand where and why he is?

    Atomization is a product of Soviet society. The pre-revolutionary tradition was destroyed, and the new tradition was never formed. The artificial collectivism imposed on everyone quickly led to the disintegration of traditional collectives: the family, the community, the yard. The further we went, the more atomization grew. Distrust is the norm of existence in an atomized society.

    This thing can be overcome, but it takes time and responsible elites. But the most important thing is solidarity. You need to try to overcome your loneliness and help people. Search for like-minded people in clubs. And be sure to be aware of your political and social interests. Without civic consciousness, distrust and atomization are fundamentally impossible to overcome in modern urbanized societies.

  3. Because the world is full of smart guys who will gladly take advantage of a trusting individual who is inclined to accept information without “proofs”. In a global sense, this could lead, for example, to the evolution of the global communication space – that is, any information guide will somehow also carry a proof. Take the same external surveillance cameras posted around cities – what if the image from them is saved not to government servers, but to public/non-commercial ones, with many copies? Consequently, anyone can check at any time what was going on in this or that place at any time. Hence, it is impossible to “lose” a single copy of the video that is in the investigative authorities, during the analysis of a high-profile case. And most importantly-the ability to back up any news about events that occurred within the visibility of this network of cameras with a proof. And this is just one particular example 😉

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