I'm trying my hardest to not make this seem like it's calling one single person out or not. Technically it's not.But a few apply to multiple people around me.
If you make some kind of plan, and I hear it / or am involved. Do it. Don't say it to make me or somebody else happy or anything like that. If you can't honor your own word how does that make you look? Like a hypocrite (especially when you complain about others never doing what they say), like a liar, see how none of those are good?
They just make you look unreliable and untrustworthy. It reaches a point where your word is about as good as the last sheet of toilet paper in a taco bell bathroom.
I actually speak on this out of experience, hell ..I'm sure everybody has somebody close lie to them. Like I really need to add an example. But hey.. I'm feeling helpful enough to give a few:
-To give up a sick habit you had.. then no more than months later go right back to doing it, or back at it hardcore. (Thanks, to the man I had to call "Dad" most of my childhood.)
-To promise you wouldn't do something bad anymore, then going back to it to support your habits. (Once again, shout out to "dad", stealing from his family being an example of this. I know it looks like the first example but they're pretty different.)
-To say "you and I should only -do something- on a certain day" and go against it. Even going great lengths to cover your tracks.
-To promise somebody you'd see them, make them wait around forever and never show.
-To promise somebody you'd stop hanging around somebody else (one reason or another, too many to list) then sneak around and still do so.
-To promise somebody you'd eventually talk to them about something and never do so. (Also kinda insulting you think they'd forget this in awhile. If it matters a lot to a person, they'd remember. Or why else would they even ask in the first place?)
If you can't live up to a promise or rule you try to set up, why even suggest it?
Some of us don't have problem with remembering, some of us let these broken promises make us bitter and resentful. Sure it's sounding like a lecture, I just wanted to put this out here.
But why change for anybody, but yourself? I'm completely aware this entry is viewable, don't care about the feedback (if any). I got what I needed to say off my chest. Educated some curious viewer on a few personal things even. But to me, I can only trust a person based on their word. I know I'm not the only one who thinks this way.