Generally speaking, I think most people are trusting people. That is, most people will take things at face value. Starting at birth, a child must trust their parents or their caregivers will provide for the basic necessities. Of course, this trust comes from the fact children are physically and mentally limited. But as each person grows up, this reliance or trust fades, especially if they experience something to harm this trust. More recently, I have been getting to know a new friend. While we have met for a few years already, I had not talked to her much. Randomly while talking, the topic of age came up during our conversation.