When the term “mistrust” is used, it’s usually done in a negative context. “You can’t trust that person” or “This situation doesn’t give me any confidence”. The interesting thing is that we are ignoring another context in which this term can act as something positive and become a powerful way increase our productivity. Mistrust, in some contexts, can be useful.
No one is able to predict what will happen in the future, but sometimes we act as if we can. We are confident that tomorrow everything will remain the same and that we will have another day to do whatever we want to do.
Of course, uncertainty is scary. That’s why a lot of people prefer to ignore or disguise it. That’s the reason why, although no one knows what will happen in the future, people act as if they know. Inevitably, things are going to change, but we are afraid to accept that fact, and because of that, we create a false reality in which everything remains the same forever.