Does age affect trust?

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Re: Does age affect trust?

Post by Basya » 05 Nov 2017, 12:32

She might have been taken a bit more seriously if she had been, say, 18. However, her rapid maturation when she found a cause to believe in—and as a result of Strong Heart’s story—make Sarah much more credible.

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Post by HouseOfAtticus » 06 Nov 2017, 05:48

I do feel that age affects trust. I also feel like it shouldn't. the perspective of anyone at any age demands to be heard.

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Post by thisisfinal213 » 09 Nov 2017, 11:39

Yes, it do and that could possibly be true. While with a child you just think they have a huge thinking about. So age is a factor
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Post by thisisfinal2131 » 10 Nov 2017, 21:07

I think it do and we know that Sarah is more mature than the traditional 13 year old but I surely believe had she been a bit more mature by time
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Post by readingbooks1toall » 11 Nov 2017, 10:37

Definitely it do and with age we grow mature and when we are old our maturity level is at peak.

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Post by AnanyaAk » 11 Nov 2017, 11:03

Well, maybe Sarah's age influenced how much her opinions were believed. However, I think that more than age, Sarah's stories themselves were a bit unbelievable. Even if she was older, Tom may have not believed her.

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Post by Awesamo » 11 Nov 2017, 22:01

In my opinion, yes it does. It is common that older people are trusted more because they have more experience of the world. but i think the younger generation should be trusted to give them a sense of responsibility.

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Post by Moniquejm » 13 Nov 2017, 02:17

Age does not affect trust, any age can. A baby can already give and feel trust, so anybody can have trust.
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Post by Dolor » 13 Nov 2017, 04:42

No, it doesn't. Trust is up to the person who wants to give it to anyone he/she wants to give it to regardless of age. To be trusted is up to the trusted person, again regardless of age to keep that trust from being shattered.

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It's a common sense not to entrust to babies the tasks they can't do. This is another story.

It will be weird to tell your babies, "I trust you could wake up and feed yourselves" when they don't even know how to crawl yet. ?

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Post by Cotwani » 13 Nov 2017, 11:41

I don't think Sarah's age would have made a difference. First she draws a bear with dimensions that Tom has never seen, then she disappears without a trace for 8 days, only to resurface dirty, weak and injured, literally at Tom's feet, with a very bizarre story spanning months. Whatever age she was, no one would believe her immediately.
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Post by Que Lopez » 14 Nov 2017, 04:15

In some cases, I do believe that age affects trust. However, I don't think it would have made much of a difference in Sarah's case. She was a lot more mature than the average 13 year old but that maturity developed over time. I think people subconsciously trust the words of someone older rather than younger. Adults typically have more wisdom than a child. Whereas a child is more apt to make up stories and fairy tales than the average adult.

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BoyLazy wrote:
Salsabila wrote:Sarah's young age might lead a person to believe that she is in her own personal fairy tale. Had Sarah been older would her story have been more believable? :?:
I believe young people should be trusted more.
You are absolutely right. I couldn't agree with you more.
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Post by Amystl26 » 14 Nov 2017, 12:10

Someone's chronological age is many time vastly different than their mental and mature age. Although only 13, she may have had a much wiser mental capacity. And usually, children tend to be less scorned at earlier ages and more open to be honest and feel like their doing 'the right thing'. Whereas an adult, could be hardened by life's experiences and quicker on their feet to collaborate a lie on the spot to avoid turmoil. Age does not always make a difference. Mental and emotional maturity plays the role in that case.

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Post by Barbiedole » 14 Nov 2017, 15:08

Trust has to do with the individual not the age.
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Post by kingslexasoh1000 » 14 Nov 2017, 15:16

For me Yes....

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Yes it affect....according to me...and I can't say why.

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Yes it affect....according to me...and I can't say why.

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Post by johappy » 14 Nov 2017, 23:38

It really depends on the person, so I honestly can't give a definite answer for that!

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