This is an old post, from 2009 that relates to something I wrote in 2007 – Keeping Promises. I was bothered at the time at how few people do what they say they are going to do.
I marvel at how rare it is people do what they say they are going to do. I’m just not like that. If I make a threat (or a promise), I am nearly guaranteed to follow through.
Some are stunned by this. I’ve realized it’s because their words don’t mean anything. Consequently they think my words don’t mean anything. It seems a rare quality to find people who mean what they say. A woman tells a man she is going to leave him but she stays. This is usual! Examples abound.
The message here is this: Some of us mean what we say but there is another angle…
My husband has a “theory of consistency”. He doesn’t think you can be happy if you lack consistency. I’ve thought about this for long time now and I believe he’s right.
My grandfather (Henry – an authentically interesting person) taught me that a man’s word was his bond. I’m one of those people who know the truth when I hear it so I internalized this.
This is all Saturn stuff. If you can’t keep a foot on the ground…well you’re just going to have trouble. To keep one promise but not the other is to lack consistency. With Saturn fixing to leave Sagittarius, this is a really good time to commit to some philosophy or truth. Words to live by.
Do you mean what you say? Do you have a consistent theory?