The weight of a promise
September 23, 2023
To make a promise either to yourself or someone else and then break it is often called a lie. I don't see it that way. If a situation changes which impacts a promise, you may need to change your plans.
It is the right thing to do, if you can, to go to the person you have made a promise to and say "I no longer am able to do this." (Or "I no longer have the strength"). If this is not possible, then you will need to be objective, and realize that having kept your promise would have produced very negative results. This is the world we live in.
A promise needs to be made with the following que...