The picture vividly depicts the trust crisis in modern society: the customer doubts about the quality of a bargain, while the seller worries that the bill is counterfeit. This is a worrying social problem, which makes people always suspicious about others, and then affects social harmony.
To get to the root of this problem, we should call on the efforts from all sides to recognize the value of honesty and credibility in the fide of commodity economy. For one thing, the government should enact strict laws and regulations to punish frauds. For another, the mass media and education institutes should play a positive role in restoring mutual trust. Finally, individuals should improve their own moral standards, and develop a sense of responsibility for others.
In short, being honest and credible is so valuable a virtue that it should be the last thing that can be cast away. Everyone should watch out his behaviors and eradicate immediately the seed of dishonesty once it is sowed in the mind.
A recent news report must be very alarming that an old drunken man fell down at the crossroad but no passerby ever tried to pull him to his feet or moved him to a safe place.In the end, he was crashed to death by a car.What caused the tragedy? The loss of mutual trust especially among strangers should be largely blamed for the accident.
The loss of mutual trust is an obstacle to a harmonious society, to say nothing of its immediate damaging effect.More crimes may happen considering no one will stand out to say No to illegal attempts,because people without mutual trust are always cautious and tend to protect themselves from any possible risk. Children who are brought up to be suspicious of others will become hesitant about helping others.Accordingly, our society would turn into a place of coldness and indifference.
In order to develop mutual trust,people should be educated to believe that a harmonious society is necessary for one's happiness, which depends on mutual trust and cooperation.Chinese mass media could direct people's attention to the bright side of life and give more coverage of sincerity and kindness typical of human nature.With an increasing number of people realizing the problem of loss of mutual trust, it is time to overcome our hesitation and change for a better society.