As a kid, you learn about promises, and how you’re meant to keep your promises. You always end up breaking them anyway somewhere along the line. Some would say that promises are meant to be broken.
I don’t believe in promises, I believe that when you tell someone you’re going to do something, you should do it. I believe that your honour and reputation is at stake every time you break your word.
It’s happened a million times that I’m waiting for an important e-mail, that I was promised, but just never comes.
I consider not being punctual as breaking your word. If we agreed on meeting at a certain time, and you’re late, you’re breaking your word.
How about my screwdriver you borrowed last week. “I’ll bring it right back, after I’m done”. Yeah right. You broke your word.
Call me old fashioned, but I still believe that your word should be your bond.