College Day 68 – Trust

(October 24, Saturday)

Today’s intriguing thought:

My roommates and I played a game of Risk. It was an older version so it wouldn’t take the expected five plus hours to finish. Still, it was a long game, but it was different.

It all boiled down to who wanted who to win. As the game progresses so does the size of one’s army (at least whoever is in the lead). So with five of us playing, some of us decided to make truces or team up against another person. We would worry that someone is getting too strong and will win within two turns, but it changed completely when we went against the super power.

Basically the goal was to make the weakest player win through a long process of trust, “will you not attack me?” In the end, yes, we made the weakest player win.

What I am getting at is you can accomplish great things with friends or even enemies. However, the key factor is trust. How much do you have and how much are you willing to give and take? This might just be a game, but when you view it from a real life perspective, we often do put a little bit of trust in people. I believe that if you do not give your full trust in someone, they will do the same, whether you realize it or not. Just something to keep in mind.

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