I absolutely agree with Houston and Sokolow’s statement, “trust is the foundation on which everything else is built,” (p.129). Trust is so important to me in my personal, professional, and life as a M.Ed. learner. In every area of my life, I must trust myself before I can truly trust others.
In my personal life I connected with Houston and Sokolow that trust is like love because you give and receive it. With my family, trust occurs each and everyday. Without it, a family would crumble and be unstable. The people I trust most in my life are my family members because they are honest and tell me how it is.
Within my professional life, trust must be built and earned. Although my colleagues are like family, I have known them for less time than my family. Trust is earned through experiences and gets stronger or weaker with time depending upon these experiences. My students know how important honesty is to me. We discuss trust nearly everyday. I hope to instill the importance of this virtue within them. When trust is broken, it takes a long time to earn it back. But it is so important to give people chances to earn this trust back.
As a M.Ed. learner trust means respecting others views and experiences. When I share an experience, I give more detail about personal experiences with those who share similar stories with me. When someone is not open, it is difficult to share deep thoughts at the expense that I may be judged.