A comment by HeckBoy on "We" and what army?
As a business owner, I've tried giving people the benefit of the doubt; life's less stressful when you trust people. At least it's less stressful until you find out you've been screwed. Now that I'm introducing an invention to the market, I'm being extremely cagey. I trust no one and you know what - the folks with whom I'm dealing respect me much more than they would if I hadn't learned from my experiences and changed my strategy.
Peace comes through strength, not appeasement.