Wouldn’t it be just fine and great if we all kept our promises throughout our lifetime. Well, it would be a tiresome job since people make endless promises on numerous occasions. One of the recent question that has been lurking me inside out is,
Why do we make promises in life when we clearly know that we are totally incapable of respecting it ?
It seems like yesterday that I asked my dad to promise me, not to let go of me, while riding my bicycle. But then, he did leave me. Subsequently, I promised my very first friend that I’ll be there for her always, but then I’m now nowhere near her. My brother promised me that he’ll always defend me and clear my coast away from bullies, but once again then he’s not here to carry out his promise.
The beautiful thing about holding a promise is that, it gives the receiver a complete sense of trust and faith on the other. But we mortals tend to shatter that essential element of assurance so easily and we are okay with it.
Be it small or big, a promise is a promise, and it is the very core of every relationship. All individuals have idealized big goals in life. So it’ll be nice if people realize the gravity of promises in life and make it a goal to preserve promises made to their dear and near. It may seem small and easy, but it’s impact is actually quite powerful.
I’m not suggesting people to go make up for their broken promises, but it’ll be good if people cherish and treasure their current promises. Surely there will be a dramatic improvement in the social and personal relationships of individuals, for the other person starts to feel that they are being valued, and their promise is being secured. Also trust even blooms in between enemies, if the virtue of promise is safeguarded.
Ps: All of these views are my perspectives, and thus it may sound one sided. Kindly take in the good parts and let’s all transform ourselves into better beings.
All it takes is one small step. So let’s strive towards becoming the improved versions of ourselves !