When I told my brother, Bill, about the latest amazing discovery concerning aspirin’s ability to stave off heart attacks, he smirked knowingly and commented, “Bayer is a very big company.”
The implication is that being a very big company, Bayer can pay for studies that prove anything they want them to prove.
Would scientists sell their honor? Many of us would say yes.
We live in a world where no one is above suspicion, where the highest officials in the land are accused of making fortunes from a war in which nearly 4,000 of our finest young men and women have given their lives. What could be a worse betrayal than that?
We used to trust doctors. No more. Today, we’re more apt to sue them.
We used to trust our spiritual leaders. No more. Too many of them have turned out to be frauds.
We never really trusted politicians. But who would have believed them capable of the shenanigans they’ve been up to lately?
With this pervasive loss of trust, how can we still trust each other?
And I am sure you will agree no relationship can survive without trust. When we lose that we lose everything.