When chatting to a friend of a friend at a party last night, he mentioned something that our mutual friend had said to him and he’s remembered: “Your life becomes poorer when you stop trusting people”. It’s not something our friend has said to me, but it’s stayed with me as perhaps the most important memory of the evening. Our mutual friend is also someone who is able to ask for and to accept help when it is offered – and that in itself is a skill that not everyone has.