Friday, October 31, 2008

Keep Your Commitments

No matter how small. Don't make any you can't keep. Be honest, forthright, straightforward. Don't mislead or tease or hint that you will do something when you know you will likely do the opposite.

I am so sick and tired of people flaking out, forgetting what they said, making promises or appointments they knew they couldn't or didn't want to keep and elevating others' hopes in bad faith. Stop with the bait-and-switch, the disappearing act, the just-couldn't-handle-it mentality.

If you do this, you will slowly make people hate you. You will also slowly succumb to a lifetime of bad faith actions, which puts you on a path to ill-will, bad karma and endless victimhood.

Don't do it. No excuses. Just don't.

Be responsible, keep your commitments, and don't make any you can't keep. Whatever it is, act in good faith.


Unknown said...

If you don't like bad faith, I would recommend you not live in California. Home of the flakes. If someone tells you he's going to meet you for lunch, that really means there's a 75% chance he'll meet you for lunch.

Tiffany Hamburger said...

Hey Teddy--
that bad, huh? I don't know--I think it's getting more and more common everywhere. It's not like I've never done it, but not to the extent I've been seeing it happen lately. And it's driving me batty. Come on people, just be straight with us!