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I Believe Promises Must Be Kept

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    I Think We Have All Been There

    If I had a buck for every liar, or flake, or hot/cold person that I have encountered in my life, I think I would be rich. People need to be real. I am not holding my breath.
    caliguy4u caliguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2012

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    I Am A Promise Keeper~

    I am a promise keeper! I believe if I promise you something, no matter what it is, it is my obligation to fulfill it. I have ALWAYS felt this way. You should never promise someone if you have no intention of keeping the promise, I mean why devalue your word? Isn't your word...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Promises Of A Cheater.

    Hi everyone,I have been with my boyfriend a little over a year now.  He is also my first boyfriend.  I met him during our last few months in high school, I had a lot of first time experiences with him.  He took me to my first prom, we spent the whole summer together, and we...
    his4ever his4ever 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    I Make Them, But Am Always Cautious

    If I ever make someone a promise, I view it as something I will do no matter what. I always keep my promises, and people who make them but don't follow through are jerks, unless there's an extremely good reason for why they didn't. Like they we're being held against their will or...
    SethSigni SethSigni 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    My Promises

    Promises are said not to be my thing. In my experience people generally are full of them and it seems very rare that a person is genuinely able to follow thru with the promises they make. This doesn’t mean that I don’t make promises it just means that I am a person of my word...
    CopperBlaze CopperBlaze 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Don't make promises that you can't keep.

    Some people take promises to heart. You break your promise, you break someone's heart, and hopes.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Dont Like Promises..

    I have a lot of friends, and they all know that I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I'll love them forever..but I do not like promises. I'll promise someone something, and I know in myself that I honestly mean this promise..but I dont feel like I can always trust them..well, I can...
    Thumpur Thumpur 22-25, F Oct 21, 2010

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    piSAYERSmp piSAYERSmp 26-30, M Jan 28

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    They Have To Be Kept

    A promise shoukd never be made lightly as you are giving your word on a action god bad or in in betweenif you honor your word you must follow thought or lose face
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Nov 17, 2012

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    Who Broke Thier Promise To You?

    What was it and how did it change your life ? I want to know.
    TheNavyWife TheNavyWife 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2011

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    It is important to honour our word.

    ..perhaps there is one kind of promise we can break and that is the one we make to ourselves.Somehow those never worked good for me and I ended breaking them...for good sake. There was one I kept for long and put me far away of my path...far away of being myself.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Please Don't Break Me

    You say you love me and that you want to be with me.  You say you want me to let you in.  The promises you have made me have given me hope.  I hope that you meant them because my love for you runs deeper than the current and broken promises do more than simply...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 33 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    Treat It Like Your Life Depended On Keeping It.

    I do not make a promise unless I know I can keep it. On the other hand if you make me promise to not tell anyone that you are going to commit suicide or murder someone then I will have no choice but to keep your promise. But I will talk extensively with you about why you are...
    LightYagami LightYagami 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Never Make A Promise,

    unless you know that you're not only going to keep it, but you WANT to keep it. A friend of mine told me that it was best to just never make promises, that if you were going to do something for someone then you either do it when the time comes or you don't do it but then you can...
    Lonestarr Lonestarr 70+, F 2 Responses May 10, 2011

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    Kept

    I agree, promises must be kept unless, there's things which surfaces the picture / story.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 6, 2011

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    Promises

    A promise is a promise. It is not meant to be taken lightly. Throughout my life i have told 'I promise, I promise, I promise,' and they have never followed through. When I make a promise, i keep it. I follow through. I dont know about you, but i sure like people following through...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Obviously it depends on what promises you have

    made. Not making a "promise" is often better than reneging on a causal promise later. Don't assume that all promises are a good choice or healthy...
    Kmkrew Kmkrew 41-45 Jan 28

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    Yeah....

    If it is at all possible, I will try and keep my promises........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2010

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    Contracts, Prenuptials, Leases, And Lawyers

    What ever happened to a simple promise and a handshake? Promises mean nothing. Society places no value to promises without legal documents that you only need a good lawyer to find a way out of it.
    jerrywest jerrywest 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Promises Should Not Be Broken.

    If someone promises me something, I expect them to live up to their promise and not go back on it... If you can't make it happen don't promise it to begin with! The only time I can forgive a broken promise is when there where circumstances that resulted in the promise being...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F Dec 29, 2011

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    Promises Can Either Make Or Break You

    I remember being young and me and my friends always giving each other our pinky's because we always pinky swore on the weirdest but the most curious things ever, like one time i pinky promised to never eat apples again to my friend in kindergarten...but i eat apples still. but i...
    lizziebobizzielovesyou lizziebobizzielovesyou 16-17, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Words To Stand By:

    If you can't keep a promise, don't make it. It makes people feel as if they can't trust anyone when one person lies or breaks a promise.  Even if they don't realize it, it will slowly bring their faith in people down.  Don't be one of those people.
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2010

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    True Intentions

    You should never promise something you've no intention of keeping. It devalues everything else you might agree to.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    Don't promise something

    if you don't plan on keeping it.. And don't say something that u don't mean.. Simple as that.
    mydarkangel mydarkangel 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    We Need To Remain Honorable

    If we can't keep a simple promise, then what do we have? Nothing really...I hated my dad a little more for every broken promise he ever made.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2011

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    If you manage through continued

    pestering(happens often) to extract a promise from me then I keep it because I hate myself for giving in to the person in the first place. I feel it gives the person power over me. For instance when I was 12 and self harmed for the 1st time my father kept pestering me(wanted to...
    sagate sagate 22-25, F Jun 16

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    I Don't Break Unless I Have To

    i don't like to break promises unless i have to. I have had to break promises to family and friends due to health reasons. but i try and not break any promises. i work my hardest not to.
    witheverstepifail witheverstepifail 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2010

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    Powerful Promises

    So much hope and expectation is built around a promise.  That promise keeps you holding on ~ waiting.  A promise is powerful.  Promise gives you reason to believe and smile. I believe promises must be kept for a broken promise equally breaks a heart. 
    2wiceasnice 2wiceasnice 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    Promises

    i get sick when i dont keep a promise
    beekero beekero 26-30, M Jul 30, 2011

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    If I ever make a promise to someone, I keep it. Because I am a strong believer in promises! If I have any doubt of keeping it, I won't make a promise. So, if I promise you...
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    i can not believe you told people i can not believe you was say things about me things that i have told you about things that no one knows and you think it is ok to tell people wtf...
    lissy1456 lissy1456 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Companies for example Google and Yahoo improve their policies, strategies, and look for algorithms a few times a year. Your web site need to be preserved and modified as essential...
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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
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