Two articles caught my attention tonight. This one, about trust, loyalty and leadership:
"Loyalty is built on relationships, shared understanding and trust. Engagement and commitment require loyalty, shared goals and fair treatment."
- and then this, about the perilous state of the global economy, in no small part due to prevalent attitudes:
"Moreover, there seems to be little willingness - or perhaps lit-tle ability - for the major countries to act together again. Squabbles have grown, some countries are in fiscal distress, and others face daunting domestic problems."
I highly doubt deluge was chosen as a metaphor by accident.
When we're uncertain of the way forward, when it's hard to know how to trust, it's worth remembering the words of someone else lost at sea: