do you think promises are made to be broken?

@hushi22 (4940)
June 29, 2010 7:02am CST
just wondering what other people say and their stand regarding this matter. i don't think promises are made to be broken, but most of them are broken. isn't it right?
20 responses
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
29 Jun 10
no they shouldnt be broken. if someone or myself make you a promise i will keep it unless there is a good reason why i couldnt like i get sick or something but to make a promise and just not keep it naww its wrong
@hushi22 (4940)
29 Jun 10
thanks, but would u at least care to tell that someone the reason why u fail to keep the promise?
• United States
29 Jun 10
of course. say you ask me to take you somewhere and i promise you i would and if i get sick, or something comes up with my family yeah the proper thing to do is tell you. like my freind was suppose to take me to the doctors since i couldnt drive yet, he promise me but he ended up getting really sick and he called to tell me, he was sorry i promise you. i just told him well its not a biggie. yeah i would dif tell anyone if i cant keep my promise i think being honest is the best way but i cant stand those who makes promises and dont keep them for no reasons
@hushi22 (4940)
29 Jun 10
very well justified. thanks. happy mylotting! =)
@Alan70pct (173)
• China
29 Jun 10
Ur discussion really makes me think a lot and I've got to admit that Im not a good promiser.I used to make promises when I was sure that I would fulfill them later.However,it turned out that, after a time,I just forgot I'd ever made them... So.. this is a big shortcoming of me and now Im aware of it.I think I am going to have a change coz. it actually hurts.
@hushi22 (4940)
29 Jun 10
thanks for the good response. glad to hear your response. i think i understand what u mean. sometimes, maybe it's just very difficult to control conscious, subconscious and unconscious states of mind. would hope for a better u then when it comes to promise. wooops! is there something u would like to promise me? like keeping ur promises starting now? hehehe =)
• China
2 Jul 10
Haha,it's really a challenge,but I am doing it.Later on ,I will remember it if I promise something.
@meirhu (367)
• Israel
30 Jun 10
IMO promises are not MADE to be broken. And they ARE broken many many times. It is better NOT to make promises, and not to believe that they won't be broken. You CAN accept a promise as how the person feels AT THAT TIME that promises something. People DO change. Situations DO change. The question is how to DEAL with changes. Ken Keyes wrote 3 prescriptions for happiness. His second one was - To accept whatever happens FOR NOW. That means that it doesn't work to say about something that happens that it COULDN'T happen, or DIDN'T happen. If something DID happen then you just HAVE to accept it as such. THEN you have to decide how to REACT.
@hushi22 (4940)
30 Jun 10
it's more of a c'est la vie attitude. isn't it? well, right! when these things happen, i do feel that way. but i always do my best not to reach that point. thanks my friend =)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 10
hi hushi unfortunately there are so many people out there who tend to break the promises they make... sometimes, i too don't get to keep the promises i make, maybe due to unforeseen constraints or some other obstacle that may be blocking me from keeping it...but i do try and keep each promise that i make. it gives a sense of satisfying fulfillment to me each time that i'm able to
@hushi22 (4940)
30 Jun 10
hello mario_stevens u are right about that. i, myself, too admit that there are times i break a promise, but surely for reasonable reasons. it's really difficult to keep one. but the feeling when u are able to make it is rewarding. =)
@shirLAY (45)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
more often than not it's YES. a promise should be keep but since most people tend not to, it was stereotyped then that ALL promises are made to be broken.
@hushi22 (4940)
29 Jun 10
yeah. a sad reality though. =(
• Malaysia
29 Jun 10
Promises can be and are broken possible because we are human, above all promises are like babies: easy to make but very difficult to deliver
@hushi22 (4940)
29 Jun 10
well given analogy! =) it does make sense. thanks
@lyt574 (4)
• China
29 Jun 10
I do not thank so ! There is a word in China."A word spoken is past recalling."In my opinion,Promise is not used to broken!
@hushi22 (4940)
29 Jun 10
haven't u broken any promise before?
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
8 Aug 10
I agree with you that those who are sincere and committed, do not make promises to be broken later and those who do like it, do not succeed in their lives. Either I do not make a promise or if I make I do not break it.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
3 Aug 10
Well no..its we break it!
• India
28 Jul 10
Totally, I would agree with you, I don't like people who breaks promises easily. The person who breaks promise is hard to believe him or trust him/her. Promises should be kept secured. Once gave promise to sombody try to fulfill it.
@jose431 (164)
• India
28 Jul 10
As a proverb says that"promise breaker is worse than shoe maker",In this modern world nobody follow the rule once they had made.Most of the people say only from their mouth and never used in practically.So I think promises are made to be broken.
@rose005 (254)
• India
27 Jul 10
We should not break any promises. For me I don't make any promises because I know that I can't keep the promises. If I know that I can keep the promise than only I say that 'I promise' otherwise not.
@abhi000 (235)
• India
26 Jul 10
As a saying promise maker is a shoe maker once they make promise, but they never fall what they had promise its human habits I think so.Don't you think?
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
No. Promises are meant to be kept and fulfilled. To say that they are meant to be broken is a gross case of pessimism. I hate that quote.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Either you yourself finalize the end judgment that the is now Broken, or you can make extra Effort for that Promise to be true....
@anil78650 (177)
• India
1 Jul 10
Ya you are absolutely right.Not only me everyone is sure feel the same way.The promises are maid between the people with a hope that the other person will never break it but most of the people break their promises.I didn't say that everyone but there are some people who keep their promise till the veiry end.It says that if the someone's life depend on a promise then its good to break that promise.Some people broke promise because of that reason..........So I can say that promises are made to be broken if there is a need to break it......
@dodo19 (34306)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Jun 10
No, I really do not think that promises are meant to be broken. That's really not why we make promises. That's not the purpose of a promise. Promises are meant to be kept. It is true that sometimes we can't always keep them, but we should all do what we can to keep them and see our promises through.
@merma1267 (130)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
YES you are right... that's why people must be careful when making promises. Could be very hurtful once broken of such promises by someone you love. Surely, ONLY GOD who made lot's of promises that NEVER been broken.
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
29 Jun 10
Promises are meant to be fulfilled. I hate people who made promises but just break it in the end. You promise that so you'll have to fulfill that.
• India
29 Jun 10
Well I dont think so. I know there are people around who used to break promises very easily. But for them we cant change the meaning of a promise. For me, promises are made to be fulfilled. :) take care