“Do you like to make a promise?”

@Shavkat (63442)
Philippines
July 18, 2017 6:58am CST
There are times that we make promises. It is a simple word that can result to either, make or break the heart of others. “Would you agree?” For some parents, they tend to make promises to their children even it is impossible. “Can we blame them?” I think it shouldn’t be. They did it for the sake of love to their children. But then, we have to weigh if it is the right thing to do. “Why?” Some children are not like others who can comprehend it in just a snap of fingers. In reality, the common quote: "Promises meant to be broken” was proven in some circumstances. “What do you think?” Image Credit: a.wattpad.com
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jul 17
I don't make promises. Life is too unpredictable. I don't promise my children anything either, there is enough disappointment in this world and I don't want to be the one that causes more of it for them. I always tell them-Maybe about everything.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I agree. Sometimes we need to control everything and promises can shatter the expectations of others. I do promise but with conditions. There is an explanation with "if." "If we can, then we can have it."
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat That's a good way to do it as well.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
@Sreekala (23371)
• India
18 Jul 17
If I make a promise to my younger son then he won't give me peace till the promise fulfilled. My goodness my elder one is so clam but younger is not like that. So I am careful to make any promise.
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@vsai2008 (7689)
• India
18 Jul 17
With children, it's entirely different. My father promised his grandson that he would visit him soon... when my dad didn't go, that boy didn't talk to my dad till he went there and spoiled him with gifts LOL
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@Sreekala (23371)
• India
18 Jul 17
@vsai2008 Yes, children are so eager with the promises of elders and wait for its fulfillment.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
@Sreekala My youngest brother is a nagger. He doesn't stop when you promised something. As an uncle for my little niece, I do promise on the spot and buy what she wants if we are in the mall.
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• United States
18 Jul 17
I never did like that quote. Promises are meant to be kept. I don't make a promise unnecessarily.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I am so carefree in giving promises. I don't want pressure myself and being pressured. It is better to make promises if being sure that it will happen.
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• United States
19 Jul 17
@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
18 Jul 17
I dont agree with the photo. I make promises alot and never ever broke one in my life.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
It is nice that you let all the promises be fulfilled.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat wouldnt have it any other way
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
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@prashu228 (25808)
• India
18 Jul 17
I don't make any promises which can't be fulfilled. Never faced such a difficult situation so far..lol
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
It is nice that you haven't tried. I had made promises before and disappointment of others kill me. That's the reason why I am so cautious about making promises.
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@prashu228 (25808)
• India
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat it's good you realized, be careful while making promises.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
@prashu228 I agree.
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@Corbin5 (109439)
• United States
18 Jul 17
I rarely make a promise since promises have a tendency to not come to being.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I agree. Why we need promises if we can't fulfill it. It is better to be certain before laying down the promises to others.
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@ridingbet (55722)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
somebody promised me that we will see each other face to face, but then, this person is no longer in my life. the person did not hold the promise of the eyeball.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
That's intriguing information. Who is this person? If I may ask.
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@ridingbet (55722)
• Philippines
21 Jul 17
@Shavkat this person is already a non-entity in my life, kabsat.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@ridingbet I think I remember you were so happy with somebody before. I am not sure if it is a TextMate. Correct me if I am wrong.
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@just4him (120149)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 17
I don't like that statement. If you can't keep your promise, you shouldn't make it. I know I've broken promises, but not many as I do my best to keep the promises I make.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
Some people fail to understand such an impact of breaking promises. They should be firm and certain to do all the promises.
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@just4him (120149)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat I've had too many people break promises to me that I make a point of making sure I don't.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
@just4him I had some of them who are user-friendly people and became abusive to my kindness. That's the reason why I am quite choosy making friends and cannot trust people easily. It is a big lesson for me.
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@mandala100 (46054)
• Hong Kong
18 Jul 17
@Shavkat You are right my friend. It's hard to make promises if you know deep within your self that you'll not be able to fulffill it. It will be a big disappointment indeed to the person to whom you made your promise and you'll turned out to be a big liar.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I agree. We should be in self-reliant in giving promises. There are so many things to consider in life but we can promise things if it is possible. I do agree that disappointment will be the end result of kept on breaking promises to others.
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@mandala100 (46054)
• Hong Kong
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat Broken promises just like those of the politician is no good my friend.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
@mandala100 Well, we have politicians in my country like this.
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@1hopefulman (30029)
• Canada
20 Jul 17
I only like to make promises that I can keep. I like to be a man of my word. So, before I promise anything I think carefully as to whether I can keep that promise.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
That is what some people cannot do. They cannot keep their promises.
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@1hopefulman (30029)
• Canada
24 Jul 17
@Shavkat There are two kinds of people, those that can and those that don't want to.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
30 Jul 17
@1hopefulman Majority of them doesn't want to.lol
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@dollaboy (6223)
18 Jul 17
Promises are meant to be broken but tries help fella shavkat
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
Thank you for a kind word. From what country are you? Welcome to mylot.
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@dollaboy (6223)
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat from Dollar land
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
@dollaboy I guess it is in Uncle Sam place.lol
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@annierose (17915)
• Philippines
26 Jul 17
I do not like making promises unless I am sure that I can keep them. When I make a promise to my kids in the school, I do my best to keep it or else they will not believe in me anymore.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
27 Jul 17
I agree. Trust is the most important for us to keep.
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@annierose (17915)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
@Shavkat Yes, and once it is broken, it is difficult to bring it back.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
@annierose I totally agree 100%.
@shikharava (1852)
19 Jul 17
I don't make one, actually! So there's no point of breaking it.. If I think I can do it and i'll do it (like showing up and get together). If I don't, then I won't. That's me...
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
That's a good attitude. I do the same thing. If I can give, then there is no need to ask.
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19 Jul 17
@Shavkat yeah...that's a cool thing to do..
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
19 Jul 17
I try to only make promises that I know I can keep.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I also do the same thing. It feels bad if things were not fulfilled.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat yes, it's a very bad feeling.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
@Meramar (2454)
18 Jul 17
Personally, I try not to promise anything as they will be already broken before they are pronounced.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I do agree on that. We don't need to promise if it is unsure. We don't others to have false hope.
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@Meramar (2454)
19 Jul 17
@Shavkat It's better trying to do our best.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
20 Jul 17
@Meramar I agree. We need to all the best.
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@dramagirl26 (3359)
• Ringgold, Virginia
21 Jul 17
I don't make promises because I fear that I'd break them. I'll say that I'll try or I'll do my best, but I never say I promise.
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
I think that is a good attitude. We can never hurt other people's feelings.
@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
19 Jul 17
I try not to promise anything that I can't do
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I think we need to be like this. It is not good to promise if we can't make it true. We are still humans and being sensitive makes us a good person.
@YrNemo (13361)
19 Jul 17
My word is my bond, I was taught as a young child, not to break promises. My children all know that I would move heaven and earth just to keep my promises to them. I do the same to everyone. If I can't, then I will tell the person so after many tryings. (I am very forgetful these days however, so the kids have to constantly remind me. )
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
I think you are a good mother like the others. They can give promises and so gentle to explain things if it is impossible. The bond between a mother and a child are so special. Communication will be understood despite promises weren't fulfilled.
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
If we always think that way, we always can not make our promises :)
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
There are some instances that we can't keep our promises. Regardless, if we give promises, then take all the responsibility and make it come true.
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@quantum2020 (9512)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
18 Jul 17
I used to grow up making promises, but then I learned that some promises cannot be attained, so I no longer make promises, only results
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@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
It is better to give the outcome and not to promise. I don't want that promises will put against me in the long run.