What inspires you to trust another person? Trust can be a strength of character and also a weakness, it is a connection to your innocence and vulnerability. If we put our trust in another person, that becomes our own choice and decision, if that person chooses to honour that trust, this is out of our control. If a person’s trust has been damaged they can lose their innocence and vulnerability and become wary, therefore it is in every true Gentleman’s code to always protect trust.
Don’t give pearls to pigs, don’t give your trust away, even the banks watch how you handle your account before they give you credit. Make sure a person is worthy of your trust before you give it, and never expect anyone just to trust you, many people have been scammed, conned, been cheated on, lied to, they are no longer vulnerable, and are wary of life. Such a person will not suffer fools but will have time for a Gentleman. Because The Gentleman is trustworthy.
In Order for other people to put their trust in you, YOU must first put trust in yourself. Are you on time? Do you keep your promises? Do you pay your debts? Is your word your bond? Do you know how to keep your mouth shut? A Gentleman can say yes because a Gentleman is trustworthy. But if it is easy for you to break your word, and you don’t take your own words seriously, you are not taking your own self seriously.
It is the promise you make to yourself which is the most important promise to keep. This will require you to respect yourself and respect your own words. After all, if you don’t take you seriously, why should anyone else?
Your yes must mean yes, your no must mean no, therefore think before you speak. Don’t make promises, but when you do make a promise make it your ambition to fulfill those words. And don’t call yourself a Gentleman, that is for other people to observe and determine.
A Gentleman is worthy of trust.