Break Promise post.docx - 1 Why is promise-keeping morally important Keeping you promise is morally important because if we tell something we are or are

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1 Why is promise-keeping morally important? Keeping you promise is morally important because if we tell something we are or are not going to do something, then we should honor our word. This goes for things that you do not even ‘promise’ but give you word. Someone may be relying on you to help them with something and if you decide not to do it, then it can emotionally harm the other individual.2 Is it ever morally permissible to break a promise?As our readings say, a promise is made without fully knowing the circumstances of the future. If a promise was made on what the individual thinks the future situation will be then it is possible that that promise cannot be held due to a change in those perceived circumstances. That is really out of the giver of the promise and the receiver’s control. 3 If you answer “yes” to #2, then what are the conditions that render promise-breaking morally acceptable?I do think that under certain conditions it is morally acceptable to break a promise. This would beif it will somehow cause harm or personal hindrance to the promise giver if there are having to fulfill that promise. Let us say it comes to someone promising to help another love one financially in the future. However when that times come, the one who gave the financial promiseis in an unhealthy l financial situation. They may no longer have the money to help or what money they have needs to go to their own financial needs so that they do not need to borrow from someone. 4 If you answer “no” to #2, then explain why you believe it is never permissible. How would youhandle difficult scenarios wherein someone has made a promise the keeping of which would have significant undesirable consequences?5 Is it ever morally obligatory to break a promise?Promises can vary in importance. A child could ask the babysitter to promise they will get them cupcakes after dinner or a loved one get ask to have a medical DNR (Do Not Resuscitate). These are both promises but breaking them would have a very different outcome. A disappointed child versus a love one who was resuscitate and now on life support due to complications or worse. A
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