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Promises

To gain the trust and respect of other people, it is necessary to keep one's promises.

A typical wish

"I would like to live in a world where others keep their promises to me."

Promises have a lot to do with honesty, because the promise is essentially an honest representation of one's true intent. Therefore, this supports the Knowledge and Truth (honesty) ideal.

Making the Wish come true

Each person may vote to make the wish come true by keeping their own promises.

What exceptions may there be?

There may be extenuating circumstances, in which a person made an unreasonable promise, made a promise under duress, or is facing a situation where it is difficult or impossible to keep the promise. A person may be released from their promise in such circumstances.

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