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2004 Jun 30

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From:okana
Date:2004 Jun 30 - 11:00 (UTC)
I'm the opposite. I believe in other peoples' promises, and I rely on them being kept. I hold people to them as well. Sometimes it's annoying, troublesome, or worse when someone doesn't feel that their promises carry much weight, but I find there's a fulfilling sense of certainty to be gained from a promise from someone I really trust.

I wouldn't break my word, and I'm glad most some people wouldn't either.
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From:unayok
Date:2004 Jun 30 - 11:37 (UTC)
"most some"? :)

Trust, I find, grows out of actions, not promises. When the trust is deep enough, words are unnecessary. That's what I can then rely on.

It doesn't happen much.

unay

From:okana
Date:2004 Jun 30 - 22:38 (UTC)
I have this tragic flaw wherein I can't spot my written errors in grammar and spelling no matter how many times I try. Alas, Livejournal has no tools to help the likes of me. And it probably doesn't help that I'm the kind of person who tends to edit posts and replies several times to try to say what I'm really trying to say.

Anyway, what I think I was trying to say was that I put a lot of faith in promises because if those promises do in fact end up corresponding with the actions, then I know I've found someone whom I can trust. Kept promises mean kept trust, and I suppose that's essentially what I look for.

For me, it happens fairly often. Sometimes it's just hard knowing where to look.