Trust is the idea that you can believe what the other person says. It means you do not think the other person will betray you. It is an important requirement of any healthy human relationship.
Look a the sentences below:
It is important to trust people.
It is important to be able to trust people because if you cannot trust people you will not get anything done.
It is important to be able to trust people because if you cannot trust people you will not get anywhere.
Nouns and Adjectives – Suspicious Minds
suspicious – adjective
suspicion – noun
A Song by Elvis Presley
In the song “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley, Elvis sings about the problem of not being able to trust another person. It is difficult to maintain a relationship if you can not trust another person. Watch the video and listen to the song. Pay attention to the lyrics. You will hear these phrases:
caught in a trap
Do you have a suspicious mind?
Is it difficult to trust people?
Caught in a Trap
At the start of the song Elvis says:
“We are caught in a trap”
A trap is a a device to catch animals or insects or even people. Look at these collocations:
a mouse trap
a bear trap
a rabbit trap
A trap can be a concrete or real thing but it can also be an abstract thing. In the song Elvis and his lover are trapped because they love each other but cannot trust each other. It is terrible!
Have you ever been in love with somebody who you did not trust?
Too Much and Not Enough
He goes on to say:
We’re caught in a trap
I can’t walk out
Because I love you too much baby
“Too much” is a negative expression. “I love you too much” means the amount of love is not healthy.
“Too much water” means “an excess of water“. “Too much food” means “more food than you can eat”. “Too many people” means “there is not enough room for all the people.”
In the next verse, Elvis sings:
“Suspicion” is a noun and “suspicious” is an adjective. A person with a suspicious mind is a person who has difficulty trusting others.