Promises..... we can't avoid making one. What if we break it?

@chavezrmc (5794)
Philippines
February 10, 2007 4:35am CST
How do you feel when you're breaking your promises??? and how do you let the other party understand? im sure this happened to everyone here share your best in this situation.
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@Starline (681)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I try not to make promises too, I just say that I'm going to do the best I can to make something happen.
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@chavezrmc (5794)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
that's the best thing we can do. keep it up!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
10 Feb 07
The old saying is that promises are meant tobe broken. i never did understand that. If you make a promise, it should be a "promise". But sometimes if we see someone in danger, we may have to break a promise to keep a secret they told us because they need help. I can understand breaking promises that way. I can also see if you have to break a promise just because life changes cannot make it possible for you to hold a promise due to things beyond our control, like showing up a certain time but you got caught in traffic or something like that. You may have promised to be there at 5:00 p.m. but you got stuck in traffic and didn't show up till 5:30. Some people call that breaking a promise.
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@chavezrmc (5794)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I think this is not an excuse. This saying that promises are made to be broken. it depends on the weight of things or reasons why this promise will be broken. I do agree with you. I am a person that don't promise much. I always say let's wait and see.... but when i also promise i do everything to keep it.... thanks for ur opinion.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Well I first try not to make any promises that I cannot reasonably keep. That's a big thing. Then if for some reason I cannot keep it I try to explain why to the person I'm breaking the promise to. I still feel bad about it but at least if I can explain it to them I won't feel as bad like I would if I couldn't have.
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@chavezrmc (5794)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
yeah same here. I always felt bad when i have promise something and did break it for not a valid reason. But i have to be more concerned of the feelings of those who has promise. But i see to it that when i promise i keept it. right. thanks and good day
• United Arab Emirates
15 Feb 07
People who keep their promises dont have to look over their shoulders with regret and guilt. They have earned the trust and respect of others. Those who do not keep their promises live with broken relationships unmet expectations, and all the problems that accompany a lack of integrity.
@chavezrmc (5794)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
thanks for sharing ur views... good day
@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
its really hard when kept a promise that you didn't intend to break. sometimes it just happened. well, i felt guilty about it. there's this incident that happened to me when i kept a promise to my cousin. i totally forgot about it because i'm busy those days and i've lots of things to do at work and at home. i just told her i had to be in the office because my boss really needs me, i hope you'd understand. but there's still guilt feeling inside me as if she's saying you awe me.
@chavezrmc (5794)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
i understand how you are feeling coz i am feeling that way too. Sometimes i make promises but break them because of situations that i can't avoid but not that i want to. thanks for sharing your thoughts.