It is a commonly believed notion that, trust once broken can never be regained much like a broken glass can never be reconstructed the same way. But we humans are prone to err and if trust is so fragile, I find it hard to believe that it could even exist in the first place. One may argue that it takes time to break trust and a single incident won’t be enough just as a glass will only shatter if the floor is hard enough. Maybe if we lay our trust made of glass on a metaphorical carpet instead of a hard floor such that even if it falls, it won’t break. Going by this logic, we can take it another step forward and completely cover the glass in a protective material and ensure if never breaks.
I think we shouldn’t look at this subjectively and if we do, it defeats the whole purpose of the comparison between trust and a glass. And while we are on that topic, I also noticed one peculiarity about this comparison itself. What do we do when we break a glass? I for one, clean up and buy a new glass and be done with it. There is no question of rebuilding the old one because it is neither productive nor required. But when it comes to trust, we try to rebuild it since we can’t just replace it and therein lies the challenge.