Originally Posted by Douglas
not sure what "absolutely trust" means though in all seriousness. i put a lot of trust in several people - my fiancee, my mom, my dad, my uncle, my brother. but i mean that's not to say i couldn't make up a ridiculous example wherein they might make some choice that was less than optimal. but none of these people would really intentionally screw me for their own purposes, if that's the question. there may be a few other friends too i really trust to do the right thing; e.g. someone close enough that i would name them executor of my estate for example. hell, there's even a chance that someday the fiancee could cheat on me... but that still doesn't mean i monitor her whereabouts when she leaves the house.
in other words, the question needs clarification.
Interesting answer and it kind of goes along with my thoughts in that there are people I would trust in specific situations or purposes, but not really across-the-board. For instance: I trust my parents in many things, but I also know their failings - and I don't think they'd intentionally betray a confidence, but I think they might let something slip. I trust my wife with many things, but she's bad with money. Do I think she'd intentionally bankrupt us? Nope, but I do think her carelessness could get the best of her and, by extension, us.
So, do I trust their intentions? Sure. Do I trust their actions? Ehm, most of the time, but not always.