Comments on “When trust isn’t broken: Average person has 5 people they can truly lean on for anything”

  1. DCM says:
    11/20/2022 at 5:17 PM

    Circular firing squads?

  2. ree says:
    11/21/2022 at 1:30 PM

    I have one… myself.

    1. David Collins says:
      11/21/2022 at 5:11 PM

      You win the internet. I was going to say 4 of the 5 are dogs and the other is myself.

  3. dammitt says:
    11/21/2022 at 2:55 PM

    I don’t trust this study.

    1. Chris says:
      11/21/2022 at 7:53 PM

      I don’t think most people have 5 people that they trust. For me I have my wonderful wife and my best friend of 15 years who I trust completely. After that it’s a mixed bag depending on circumstances.

  4. Skeptical Polyglot says:
    11/21/2022 at 7:46 PM

    I’m surprised the survey indicates that the number of individuals an ‘average person’ trusts is five people. That supposedly means half have more than five and half have fewer than five. But what of the person who claims to have a hundred ‘friends’ and a multitude of others claim to have one or none?

    Show me a person who claims to have a multitude of friends. Most, if not all, are ‘fair weather’ friends and not really friends at all.

    Tis nearing the season, so I’ll say it “Humbug!”

    1. Disillusioned Widower says:
      11/22/2022 at 11:29 AM

      I dare say that the vast majority of people who claim to have five souls they can trust shall live long enough to learn that they are fortunate to have one, maybe two in their entire lives. The resounding disillusionment of that discovery will be a bitter pill to swallow.

      I thought I had friends. It turns out that I had one – my wife. After she died I learned that I had no trusted friends at all, especially those who professed to be at her deathbed. None.

      This survey is based purely on fanciful wishes, dreams and lies of the young and inexperienced. Give them time. They don’t know what they don’t know.


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