My Word is My Bond

Have you ever given someone your word? Is your word¬†your bond? Why specifically do we use these expressions when we talk about promises? What is it about a word that’s so¬†important that we can trust it so much? I suppose it makes an idea more concrete. We can think that we want to do something for someone, but what good is it until we transform that thought into a word either by speaking it or writing it down. Once the thought’s out in the world we’re committed to it. Continue reading