Free Response #3: Argument
8 min read•october 30, 2020
In his book Talking to Strangers (2019), Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell (born 1963) writes: “To assume the best about another is the trait that has created modern society. Those occasions when our trusting nature gets violated are tragic. But the alternative—to abandon trust as a defense against predation and deception—is worse.”
Write an essay that argues your position on the importance of trust in modern society.
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~ R - Trust in Society by Cook points out that we only realize the importance of trust when there’s a breakdown.
~ R - Essay “Importance of Trust” from class said that trust is not easy but it is what builds the foundation of a relationship and drives all actions between sides.
~ E - The 2011 movie Trust shows that too much trust can get you hurt or killed.
~ E - The media has so much bias it can’t be trusted…
~ H - Revolutionary War - trusted founding fathers and God’s position resulting in breaking free from Britain
~ U - Trust - People should be trusted until proven otherwise
~ G - A criminal escaped in our town and was on the loose; we trusted police to do their job rather than resort to vigilante justice
~ G - Trust the president will have our best interests at heart -- most appear to have done that
~ O - App-based dating - relies on trusting the person you meet online before meeting in person
> relationships between couples
> trust in contractual agreements? Moral obligation for trust?
> Relied on trust and won with not much else to go ob
> Ex, Parents, Teachers, Siblings
> Trust helped keep us safe; job was well done when we were out of the way
> Obvious exceptions; System of impeachment