WE SHOULD ALWAYS SAY WHAT WE MEAN AND MEAN WHAT WE SAY
Times have changed. We all want everything in writing, showing that people have lost faith in each other. It’s evident that we live in a trust-deficit world today. The situation is so alarming that we do not mind twisting what we said if it works to our advantage.
Has integrity taken a backseat in the scheme of things today? People forget the quote: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
In earlier days, people stuck to their promises even at the cost of personal loss. Integrity was above all. The trust and backing of the family was a sort of ‘insurance’ and nobody ever doubted the family’s support in times of distress. That feeling of assurance is no more, especially because today nuclear families are the norm. Family support system is missing. Mental breakdowns are a daily occurrence in our life. Children are forced to stuff all their feelings within themselves. Back in the day, one could share and care without hesitation. Family values have been washed away in the torrential rains of modernity.
If a promise cannot be kept, do not make it. Your word should have weight. Those who fulfil their promises command respect not only from the individual but also from society. Be precise and clear about what we say and stick to our promise—this would help in leading a life that’s free of tension. (Inner Voice comprises contributions from our readers The views expressed are personal) email@example.com