December 24, 2021
Trust is a fundamental part of healthy development, beginning essentially from birth and is an aspect of relationships that we all manage regularly.
(A good article on the important life stages of trust is here.)
Trust has long been tied up in faith and tradition, something the holidays are very much steeped in.
As the latest variant Omicron looms large over our festive season, we are all facing difficult decisions about trust and about social gatherings, which is heavily layered in conversations about vaccination. Don’t worry, this isn’t a blog about getting vaccinated, but rather one that looks at the complicated relationships we have with our friends, family and ultimately news sources and government about who or what we trust when it comes to our safety.
(In a fascinating Q & A article, leading experts talk about vaccination hesitancy and how this has been created. Read it here.) The article basically speaks to the lack of trust in information we are getting about COVID, as well as those who deliver the message.
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the children who are growing up in this environment.