The concept of trust in the context of the online world is a tricky one. Deciding who is trustworthy and who isn't it's extremely hard. Where do you even start? I wrote on this blog for almost 3 years and I said many things. Sometimes of those things are about myself. But how do you know that what I wrote is the truth? I'll answer that: you don't. You can only trust me and believe that everything I wrote about who I am and how I go about living my life is true.

In the context of my blog, that's not that big of a deal. And that's because the consequence of me lying to you aren't all that bad. What if I didn't have a super minimal phone setup? What if my inbox was a mess? What if I own a shit-ton of clothes? All those things aren't that important in the grand scheme of things. But how about those who write about how to treat medical conditions? How about those who write posts on mental health? Or politics? Or any other topic that has an impact on other people lives.

Always relevant cartoon by Peter Steiner

How do you know you can trust someone on the internet? And how do you know you can trust someone in general? I don't have an answer to that question. The only thing I can say is that I made quite a few friends just by trusting people online. And it all came down to basic human decency. I trust people that are genuine and straightforward.

Is that a good strategy? I don't know. Probably not. But you shouldn't trust my advice on who you should trust online anyway.

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