what is your opinion about people who raise hopes and disappoint others?

India
February 14, 2009 5:54pm CST
I sometimes come through this kind of people who give words that they will help and remain silent, that silence after giving the word really annoys me a lot. I infact get irritated when its time for the help and they still remain silent, i dont like such people and i dont like such people being as friends even, its agreed if there is serious situation their side even, but without any reason when one gives word and remains silent or doesnt help at all at the real moment what should one think? what is your opinion on such kind of people who infact raise hopes and donot fulfill and leave you disappointed?
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6 responses
@suzzy3 (8352)
17 Feb 09
There is nothing worse than having your hopes raised then let down flat.You hear people doing it all the time saying not to worry they will sort something out,if they have tried to help and it goes wrong,that is not so bad.People who make promises then don't follow through or cannot be bothered especially to kids should be ashamed of themselves.The majority of people will do their best but watch out for the leave it to me brigade.
• India
20 Feb 09
yes thats true dear friend, i did see people who do help others and who stand on their word and there are many other people too who never even feel when they dont stand on the words which they promise. i feel very bad and infact i dont like such people who dont stand on their word. thanks for your response dear friend.
@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I expect less of everyone ele other than myself because I know that many times, they are falsely promising things. I have the rule in my house that if you say the words, "I promise" you have to follow through, because that is such a strong word. I would rather some one say that they will try to do something than to say that they promise. If a promise is not gone through with, I am much more disappointed than I am if they say they would TRY to do whatever.
• India
15 Feb 09
i do agree with you, we cannot simply trust anyone in this world except for ourselves and our parents. many people these days promise and do promises as a fashion. not really to help others which infact is very bad. anyways, thanks for your response. happy mylotting.
@ktosea (2025)
• China
15 Feb 09
Hi There,I think it's horrible,the one who raise hopes and disappoint others will not be trusted any one once he eat his own word.it's better not to give any words to others than the way you posted.
• India
15 Feb 09
yes, truly said. thanks and keep mylotting.
• United States
15 Feb 09
My mom always told me not to depend on others. She said that a lot of people will say "I'm here for you" or "I'll help you" just because it sounds good. But when it really hits the fan, they're nowhere to be found. You have to learn to make things happen for yourself because you never know what will happen and you won't have anyone to help.
• India
15 Feb 09
Ya i agree with you, its hard to trust any person other then our parents. no one will help us except our parents and god.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
hi gayathrigs! well, i think that these people are very insensitive and inconsiderate. it is already bad that another person is struggling but getting his or her hopes high, like promising to help them and not doing so, will just make matters worse. anyway, there are times though when the other person does not really intentionally want to disappoint. sometimes, we are also limited in our actions that although we want to help, we inadvertently promise something that we cannot deliver, despite how much we want to help. so to be safe, just don't make any promises. just do it. take care and God bless you! happy mylotting ! :D
• India
15 Feb 09
yes! whatever you said is absolutely right. I also dont like such people. when people are in real distress and when others promise it is natural that they keep their hopes high thinking that the people who promised them really will help , but when it really turns out, there will be no mental peace for days. I myself went through such situations many times but by the grace of god now i know whom to think as friend and whom not to. thanks for your reply.
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 09
I've learned not to expect too much - it's good that friends deliver what they promised, if not, at least I won't be too disappointed. And I've also seen people who consistently promise to do anything and everything, but they actually did nothing - they only give lip service! To others, they sound like they are so kind and caring. In actual fact, they are 'fakes'! These are not whom I consider friends. So I'm rather selective about friends! Take care and have a good day!
• India
15 Feb 09
Yes, i also never expect anything from friends, because i cant bear disappointment at the first stage. I dont like people who promise and forget about their promise later. anyways, sometimes such things also must be accepted and we must move on. thanks for your reply.