I’ll just sweep it under the rug. But is that the right thing to do?
Here is how I rationalize:
“Of course it’s okay to not follow through on this dinner commitment. It just doesn’t feel authentic. At least I remember what I said and did not forget about it. I do honor my word, but this time I just made a bad choice. At least I’m honest with myself about not keeping it.”
It still feels awkward. Maybe it’s time to ask the Ethics Guy for help:
|(Yes, I’m much better at rationalizing than acting out this question.)|
|Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D. has appeared as an ethics analyst on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360… and here he is answering my question! Or yours – just upload it to YouTube and send the link to bruce [at] theethicsguy.com. What a cool idea.|
My new-found heroes Erhard, Jensen and Granger also call out my delusion:
First of all…
“It doesn’t feel authentic” is not an excuse to break a promise.
When in doubt, ask The Ethics Guy.
If you have a question, record it on video, upload it to YouTube and send the link to bruce [at] theethicsguy.com. Go Ethics!