From the peerless Anthony Bourdain:
There are two types of people in this world: There are the type of people who are going to live up to what they said they were going to do yesterday, and then there are people who are full of shit. And that’s all you really need to know.
Could it be that simple?
I have a habit of naturally wanting everything in life to be
binary in nature so that I can more easily navigate the decisions that I ultimately have to make.
If everything is either a
1 or a
0… if everything was either a clear and obvious
no… life would be easier, right?
People will either do what they say they are going to do or they won’t. Sometimes they can’t, but, very rarely is that actually true as it’s actually something much deeper within them that’s telling them that they can’t or that they shouldn’t.
One should ignore that voice, especially if you’ve promised folks that you’d be who you said that you would be.
You see, this is really about trust, integrity, and the fundamentals of human connection. I mean, your very identity is at stake – what will yours be? What will your action (or inaction) say about you?
Remember Bourdain (and don’t be full of shit).