The first trustworthy article on promises and dependability generated a lot of off-line conversation. Here’s one of the most interesting threads from a few brilliant friends: I’m thinking trustworthiness is never absolute, highly contextual, and probably rarely enduring. – JT I think you are correct. There are reliable people who are not trustworthy. In fact, […]
In the United States, all we are guaranteed is the ability to pursue it. It’s up to us to make it happen. So how do we do that?
Somewhere along the line I realized that I use social media to vent too often. Thus, my public record reads as one of discontent. I’m much more cheerful than that! As part of my on-going Scout law project and in the spirit of reviewing the Scout Law of Cheerful, I’ve decided it’s time to change that.
Tell the truth and keep your promises. Be honest and dependable. Seems terribly simple, doesn’t it? These are characteristics we all can cite as important. No one would have an issue with this ideal being taught to children. And I am sure everyone reading this would say they are trustworthy themselves. But once you dig a little deeper and apply an adult perspective things change…. or do they? For this next part of my Scout Law project, let’s examine Honesty & Truthfulness in terms of the value Trustworthy.
The first Scout Law is for a Scout to be Trustworthy. I’ve been thinking on the meaning of this word as part of my Scout Law project. It’s a complex issue that I am finding requires the examination of multiple perspectives. For this post, I’d like to investigate how promises (fulfilled or otherwise) and dependability factor into the value we label Trustworthy.