which one is correct?
Rule #1: Give others the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the person who made that outrageous generalization isn't really insensitive. Maybe this person has had a painful experience that made him or her overreact. When instead of downsizing in order to make significant reductions in expenses, it was suggested that all emloyees take a cut in salary, Susan objected vociferously. She argued that highly productive workers should not have to make a sacrifice so less productive workers’ jobs could be saved. When pressed to determine why she was so adament, we learned that in her previous job, she had accepted a similar solution to cost-cutting, but less than a year later, she and others were terminated anyway. Only by assuring that our company was financially sound enough to avoid this could persuade Susan to change her mind.】
does "Give others the benefit of the doubt. "= "give others the freedom to doubt?" or ="let others gain benefit from their doubts?"