It is easier and cheaper!
A high level of trust among a society help its citizens feel more safe
. It also makes their everyday life easier. Think of that! If you don’t trust people, either on a personal or business level, you need to have security checkpoints
. To allocate energy
to make sure the other side can be trusted to establish a relationship
or proceed to a transaction with. See? It’s easier this way. And cheaper
. The state or businesses do not have to double check everything as everybody is assumed to be honest
. That reduces bureaucracy
and speeds things up!
This also results in lower crime rates and a larger sense of safety for everyone. This is why you can leave your laptop on the table in the cafe and go to the toilet, without the fear of it be stolen. Or why 8-year-olds can travel on public transport alone.
It all comes down to trust!