The virtue of a promise
Posted by Vusani on June 17th, 2012
What does it mean when one makes a promise, its becoming apparent that the essence of a promise has become lost in the word that gets you things.
I for one find it disconcerting when one doesn't keep their word. I'm not going to sit and compare the now generation with the olden days as to which generation had more ability to keep a promise, to honor your word simply lies in a persons character, often times it boils down to ethics and the values you keep, one doesn't simply go and throw around a promise with the intend to not keep it, all but to gain something and not own up to their end.
Ok let me turn down the heat a bit since the steam has left me, now, looking at a promise why does one make a promise? You make a promise with an assurance or guarantee that something will happen and with that someone will put their trust in you to fulfill that commitment, not honouring that end can cause great conflict and often times you label yourself as untrustworthy.
One should simply not make a "promise" if they feel that there is no definite result to the pledge their are undertaking, so lets not throw the word around for our own gains because it only leaves nothing but dismay if not fulfilled.
Promises are a lot like impressions. The second one doesn't count much. - Kristin Hannah, Distant Shores