Spacetime is not; mistrust is a disease
Comparing space and time is not like comparing apples and oranges; those are too similar.. Comparing space and time is like comparing apples and amoebas [he] .. Apples are apple trees' method for reproducing, sure they contain an entire genome for apple trees but.. If you never saw an apple tree or other fruit tree, you'd be hard pressed to deduce the tree only from an apple.. Amoebas are the form of mother and daughter themselves.. There's no 'seed form'.. So it's a fair analogy for space and time.. They're so different and only share two things in common, we should make a concerted effort not to associate them as we have in the past..
Mistrust can destroy morale, friendships, marriages,.. pretty much anything. I've had two experiences relating to mistrust both involving a young woman. In both cases, the friends and families involved labeled me something like a 'stalker' and proceeded to treat me like a criminal. In both cases, the simple and direct solution would have been for close ones to inform me: “you're making her feel uncomfortable” or “you're making us feel uncomfortable”. But.. As stated before, it's much easier to label and dismiss than take the effort to care .. People are so damn reactionary and defensive: boom! Everything changes and what seemed like an innocent environment becomes hostile, aggressive, reactionary, hurtful, and demoralizing. One of my life mottos is: “I don't go where I'm unwelcome.”
If a rational reasonable person approached me and said: “Sam, your attention is making her/us feel uncomfortable. Please go away.”, I might first ask the details so I could perhaps ameliorate the situation by changing my behavior.. If that did not satisfy the complaint, then I would have no choice but to comply: I don't go where I'm unwelcome.
Mistrust is a most insidious disease because it breaks trust, breaks confidence, breaks friendships, and demoralizes the recipient. It's hurtful and unnecessary for civilized mature people. Mistrust is barbaric.
So.. I cannot visit the local grocery store anymore because of this barbarism. The look in their eyes is too much to bear .. I'm basically an optimistic, trusting, 'happy-go-lucky' guy,.. But when I see 'that look', it's like daggers in my heart.. I don't think people realize how hurtful mistrust really is .. One final thing, if I've offended someone in any way, there is this concept called forgiveness from Christianity. Most Americans are Christian. I think it's safe to say most people involved in both cases are Christians. I'm not a Christian but.. That does not mean the Christians involved can give up two of their prime values: trust and forgiveness.
There was something in the news recently about a beloved coach who 'died from cancer'. If you're a sports fan, you know what I'm talking about. While watching the news, there was a man talking about the other who passed away. He was about to say something about how he died. Before he could say anything, I blurted out: “He died from a broken heart.” Which is exactly what he said one moment later. Mistrust breaks hearts. Mistrust can kill.