In industrial society, trust by instinct and experience has been replaced by risk management, professional assessment, insurance premiums and a culture of fear – fed by industries reliant on illogical paranoia.
Such a big part of our learning is about trust and it is difficult to learn without it. Learning to trust our instincts by experience is how we learn to meander through life and meet its many joys as well as its trials and tribulations. We are being encouraged to internalise our instincts and to trust no one.
‘One of the most important things that I learned and loved so much about popular education, was that you need to trust the people and trust their process of understanding and action. What a wonderful opportunity for the people to share their thoughts and feelings of how they can make our world a better place.’ Cathy McCormack