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When we deal with people in other cultures that consider relationships to be intrinsic to getting the job done by building trust first, we get impatient with spending time over relationship-building dinners before getting down to work. When we are sent off to outward-bound retreats to build teamwork, we view that as a necessary price of doing business and sometimes even enjoy and benefit but still think of it as just a means to the end of task accomplishment.

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We think task oriented living will provide greater fulfillment, but continue to experience it's temporary promises. And we fear to trust because it means being vulnerable, aka, you're probably going to get hurt because people are flawed. The real question is, are willing to risk getting hurt to be in relationship and experience the reality of life with others?