Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Believe, Trust & Faith !!!!

By nature and with our limited knowledge we consider these three words as synonyms. But some how that’s not true and we neglect the importance of these three word’s and its difference. I know you might be thinking that what stupid thing I am taking about. I also believed this till few weeks ago. But don’t know how and why the bug of finding relationship between these three words came on my mind. But any how let’s see wether my faith that their could N numbers of people in world who thinks like me is true or not.

Belief is the psychological state. Beliefs are the assumptions we make about ourselves, about others in the world and about how we expect things to be. Beliefs are also how we think things really are.

Trust is a relationship of reliance. A trusted party is presumed to seek to fulfill policies, ethical codes, law and their previous promises.

Faith is the confident belief in the truth of trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. It is also used for a belief, without proof.

Believers in a claim typically say that they know that claim. For instance, those who believe that the moon is a god will often report that they know that the moon is a god. I believe that I am good and I know that I am good. Some time philosophers say’s people know and what they believe so in that term its debatable theory.

Trust forms or build between people once individuals believe proved true or correct. Remember trust does not need to involve belief in the good character, vices, or morals of the other party. Persons engaged in a criminal activity usually trust each other to some extent. Also, trust does not need to include an action that you and the other party are mutually engaged in. Trust is a prediction of reliance on an action, based on what a party knows about the other party. Trust is a statement about what is otherwise unknown -- for example, because it is far away, cannot be verified, or is in the future.

I know you might be thinking by now what is faith? Faith is the confident belief in the truth of trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. Faith is again a mental state which does not need proof. And very important these three words are Cyclic in nature. Faith gives birth of Believes, Believes turn to Trust and then again faith comes in picture. If individual build several times trust on others believes the other person will have more faith on you and will be faithful to you.

Being a science student the mathematical formula I am able to derive is


Faith = ∫Trust i.e. Integrate Trust towards a believe

It’s getting interesting for me (Not aware about you?) even though after writing down this relation I am getting lots of idea and correlation in our day today life. I am getting ideas for what to do and what not to do. Ok lets move on; for those people who are still not in sync with my believe yet.

Trust is a mental state, which cannot be measured directly it’s binary either trust is their or not their. Confidence in the results of trusting may be measured through behavior, or alternatively, one can measure self-reported trust. You can consider trust as a moral choice or at least a heuristic, allowing the human to deal with complexities that outgo rationalistic reasoning. Trust is an action that involves a voluntary transfer of resources (physical, financial, intellectual, or temporal) from the truster to the trustee with no real commitment from the trustee (again prisoner's dilemma ).

Trust is getting build from the birth of the child. Trust grows stronger as the child grows older. But the root of trust comes from the relationship between the mother or caregiver of the child. If the family is very accepting and loving, the children will have a better grip on trusting others. If a child did not have a strong family to fall back on, they might have issues developing trust between friends and other family members. Trust is a very sacrey thing and is hard to regain trust once lost. Absence of trust does not allow us to believe/faith on yourself/others.

The child’s faith in his/her parents teaching is based on a belief in their credibility. Unless/until the child’s belief in their parents’ credibility is superseded by a stronger belief, the parental teaching will serve as a filter through which other teaching must be processed and/or evaluated. Following this line of reasoning, and assuming that children have finite or limited empirical knowledge at birth, it follows that faith is the fundamental basis of all knowledge one has. I think I am confusing you lets take some of the short examples.

1.) Religion: Hindu child believes that a stone idol is god, that believe come on his mind because of faith which he is having on religion; how a faith on religion came on his mind ? Because of trust which he is having towards this parents, because parents told them about that faith hence he started believing that.

2.) Political Leaders: More than 10 million people had a faith on Mathama Gandhi that if they follow him they will get the independence. Just think your self how that faith developed on peoples mind. Hitler lost a faith among his own country men because he broke their trust on believes.

3.) Kids trust their mothers first and handover their hands to them to learn walking because such a small kid has a belief that his/her mother will not allow him to fall and has a faith that if he do this he will be walking soon (in future).

But how come I trust computers/calculators? Actually that’s not a trust on computers/calculators but we actually trust computers manufacturers or software providers. I know again you are in debatable mood. But I am able to prove that fact.

Go to Start-->Run-->type Calc and Check the following... .

2704/50 = 54.08 Works Fine
2704/51 = 53.01960784 Works Fine
2704/52 = Try yourself Doesn't Work

So it’s shattered your trust and faith that computers always do a right calculation. But again you have reason its work fine with other calculators that’s a bug in Microsoft calculator.

By now you might be thinking how does this relate to corporate ? Above few thousand words are just to explain these three words are cyclic. Corporate also work in similar fashion; trust is essential in social institutions (governments), economies, Organizations and communities. They work on trust . In addition to the social influence, in organizational settings, trust may have a positive influence on the behaviors, perceptions, and performances of a person.

An individual was getting hired in any organization because his interviewer believe that his selection is not wrong. Once hired individual deliver or gives output as per the their believe he gains trust . Repetitive trust gain will build a faith; Faith that this guy/girl has potential and able to deliver more. Faith leads to promotions and increase in responsibilities in organization. I know it’s quite fascinating to look corporate in this way. t

I would advise take your own example you usually join new company (Without knowing any one over their) by just believing that organization would be good place to work, over a period of time you trust so many people in organization which build a faith that that’s a best place where you can work.

To summarize the entire article believes are based on assumption of past experience, Trust develops when action proves assumptions correct & Faith is assumptions for future.

Or to make it more simple people getting hired because of believes, stays in organization because of trust and fired because of absence of faith (That he is not able to do any work appropriately).


Mak said...

nice read...thought few parts I was not able to decipher.

madhu-kris said...

Hey there - 2704/52 = 52 - And it works!

Did you ever think that the square root of 2704 could be 52??

BTW, I did not read the whole article I guess - like any other person I too pick up mistakes more easily than the good stuff, not consciously though.