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Kirsten Gillibrand on Daily Show – Garnering Trustworthiness?

Kirsten Gillibrand 2006 official photo cropped

Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator for New York was credited by Jon Stewart for helping pass legislation that included health benefits for the September 11, 2001 first responders.  Wisdom says, “You can tell a tree by it’s fruit.”  Perhaps Ms. Gillibrand is showing signs of someone who is trustworthy…

Who Can You Trust?

We all have beliefs, ideas, and concepts that influence our understanding of the world and behavior– whether they’re aware of it or not.  Understanding  the beliefs of others is a step toward trusting their opinions and decisions.  Check out this article   http://pdfcast.org/pdf/trust-the-importance-of-trustfulness-versus-trustworthiness  I found it interesting that first, we need to understand the difference between trustful and being trustworthy; and then, second, how being untrustworthy tends to make us less trustful/trusting. 

Here at the Educating Gossip, we’re going to have fun looking at our personal degree of trust in government and other public institutions estasblished to advance the public good.  We’ll explore actions by public agencies regarding issues such jobs, wealth creation and health care.  We’ll discuss what we believe is impartial, honest and competent.  We’ll have fun doing what is good for our selves, our community and the world.  We are what we believe and we will: Own it, Feel it, Live it and Love it!