The Big Question

An octogenarian reflects on the question of trust.

Courtesy of Emily Morter / Unsplash
Courtesy of Emily Morter / Unsplash

Can I trust you? In one way or another, you think of or hear that question almost every day. You’re been sold something. On television. At work. By a friend. Your kids. Your president. Your senator. And on and on.

What do you believe? Who do you believe? Or do you believe? There’s a lot of people out there. And even the close ones may have an agenda.

They’re really saying “trust me.”

You tend to take something with a grain of salt when there’s a reservation about the credibility of the messenger. I’ve employed a very simple test in evaluating a person’s believability.

In addition to your instincts you ask yourself one question of the people below. In one way or another, many of them have had an influence on our lives. Which ones do you trust? Which ones would you buy a pre-owned car from?

The answers should support your beliefs. Trust me.

Kim Kardashian

Bill Gates


George Bush

Judge Judy

Serena Williams

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rupert Murdoch

LeBron James


Rudy Giuliani

Jennifer Lopez

Kellyanne Conway

Robert Kraft

Al Sharpton

Bernie Sanders

Mike Pence

Tom Hanks

Jesse Jackson

Kanye West

Jared Kushner

Ann Coulter

Constance Wu

Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow

Tom Brady

Oprah Winfrey

Robert De Niro

Selena Gomez

Michael Jordan

George Clooney

Ivanka Trump

Taylor Swift

Mitch McConnell

Aaron Judge

Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama

Rush Limbaugh

Anderson Cooper

Bill Clinton

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Donald Trump Jr.

Michelle Obama

Sean Hannity

Lindsey Graham

Chris Christie

Tupac Shakur


Were you able to buy many cars?

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