Even if we like each other, we're going to hurt each other.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Hurt
People were asked how much they trust others on a scale of 1 to 10. Income peaked at those who responded with the number 8.
Those with the highest levels of trust had incomes 7% lower than the 8's. Research shows they are more likely to be taken advantage of.
Those with the lowest levels of trust had an income 14.5% lower than 8's. That loss is the equivalent of not going to college. They missed many opportunities by not trusting.
It's not black and white but if you have to take one thing away from this, better to trust.
It's better to trust others, even if that leads to some pain.