Without trust, there is no open society, because there are not enough police to patrol every opening in an open society. Without trust, there can also be no flat world, because it is trust that allows us to take down walls, remove barriers, and eliminate friction at borders. Trust is essential for a flat world. . . .
Thomas Friedman, Columnist, New York Times
(Маш сонирхолтой ном тул та бүхний таалалд лавтайяа нийцнэ гэж найдаж байна. Хэлсэн хийсэндээ эзэн нь болж явах ямар чухал үр дүн дагуулдгийг энэ номноос ойлгосон. Ингээд жижигхэн тэмдэглэлээ уг номын нэгэн ишлэлээр төгсгөе. Дараа боломж гарвал Фрэнсис Фукуяамагийн Trust - The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity номыг уншиж, тэмдэглэл хөтлөнө өө, танд баярлалаа.)
A great example of congruence is Mahatma Gandhi. At one point in his life, he was invited to speak before the House of Commons in England. Using, no notes, he spoke for two hours and brought an essentially hostile audience to a rousing standing ovation. Following his speech, some reporters approached his secretary, Mahadev Desai, incredulous that Gandhi could memorize his audience for such a long time with no notes, Desai responded:
“What Gandhi thinks, what he feels, what he says, and what he does are all the same. He does not need notes. . . . You and I, we think one thing, feel another, say third, and do a fourth, so we need notes and file to keep track.”
Gandhi was not only congruent within himself, he was also congruent with the principles he stood for. Not only did he have roots, he had a taproot that plunged deep into the reservoir of timeless principles that govern in life.