The following case American Agricultural Chemical Co. v. Kennedy & Crawford, 103 Va. 171 (Va.1904) it is expressed that; where the consideration for the promise of one party is the promise of the other party, there must be absolute mutuality of engagement, so that each party has the right to hold the other to a positive agreement. Both parties must be bound or neither is bound. A party making a promise is bound to nothing until a promisee, within a reasonable time, engages to do, or else do or begins to do, the thing which is the condition of the first promise. Until such engagement or such doing, the promisor may withdraw his promise, because there is no mutuality, and therefore no consideration for it.
First of all, you should not make promises you can’t keep, for example in the book the “Glass Castle”. Rex walls is a very intelligent man who promises his children Jeannette and Lori a castle made entirely of glass making of it his ideal dream. Thus, Rex tells his children to dig a hole in the ground so they could start saving money for the castle. However, Rex starts wasting his money on alcohol and filling the hole with trash. In
decisions, and resulting consequences. Some of those consequences can be loss of pay, loss of rank, or loss of job. When you say you are going to get something done you are accountable of getting it done no matter what because you gave your word that you were going to get it done. Whenever you don’t keep your word it makes everyone think you are not reliable. Then none of your peers will come to you for help because you will not be able to complete the task.
be able to repay but he promises to do so anyway. This action is not consistent
Promises are to be true to happen, but sometimes those promises are broken and never to happen. An example of a broken promised, which was made by a leader of a socialist group, Jim Jones. People joined a socialist group called People’s Temple, who were promised by Jones to move to Jonestown a place that he created for the people that Jim Jones authorized. Jonestown is located on a little island in Guyana. Jim Jones decided to move his socialist group over there so they can be isolated from the authorities. For the reason that he was committing fraud with money. Jim Jones was saying that People's Temple was a Christian group instead of a socialist group, so
Throughout the world, the United States is infamous for its guaranteed freedom to its citizens. People travel from all around many different parts of the world to get a taste of the lifestyle and opportunity the United States citizen’s are offered everyday. This nation thrives on preserving our personal freedoms, property, and liberty; moreover, it is the nation’s promise to its citizens. These rights are binded in our coveted Bill of Rights and the Constitution, a document for the people by the people. Many people can find their own personal definition of what they believe to be the American Promise; however, growing up I have always believed and had been taught that the American Promise was the opportunity to live
In my family, an important principle we have is to always follow through with a promise, especially if the promise involves someone else. For example, if my mom told me she would take me to the DMV for my drivers test on Tuesday, she would have to follow through with that and take off instead of taking Friday off to relax because she promised me she would take me to the DMV. It sounds like no big deal because everyone should follow through with their promises, but my parents work most of the time. If they have any free time to take us to something that is a rare occurrence in my household. My family makes sure we all follow this principle because if we were to all break our promises to each other at random, my family would lose the trust we
Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher, specifically a deontologist, has two imperatives: the hypothetical imperative and the categorical imperative. These imperatives describe what we ought to do and are only applicable to rational beings because they are the only beings that recognize what they ought or ought not to do. The hypothetical imperative is when an individual’s actions are reasoned by their desire, so they only act with the intention of fulfilling their desires. The categorical imperative is what human beings ought to do for their own sake regardless of whatever else they might desire. The categorical imperative has two formulations. Kant’s first formulation of the categorical imperative states that one ought to only act on maxims that can be used as universal law. This formulation is based on its urgency and unity in the society. When a maxim cannot be determined a universal law, then it is morally impermissible to act upon it. Apply this formulation to the example of the lying promise: this cannot be willed as a universal law because trust will no longer be a part of society. If everyone were to make a lying promise to get money without retribution, then people will eventually recognize they are being deceived, which will result in a more selfish community. When one wills something as a universal law, then it is for the intention to better the state and community. This proves that the lying promise is not a maxim to live by.
A legally binding promise must also always be supported by consideration, a prerequisite defined as “the exchange of promises from each party- from the promisor to the promisee”. There is uncertainty in whether the consideration offered in this situation is sufficient or not. Moral obligations regarding “natural love and affection” are not deemed to be sufficient consideration unless there is a legal obligation involved. Whether Billy’s initial decision to work on the farm creates a sufficient enough legal obligation for
Commitment follows when the two parties know enough about each other to develop the ability to predict each others’ behaviour and therefore elicit reward/pleasure/satisfaction from each other.
Commitment is more than a promise to do or give something. It is the state or quality of being dedicated and maintaining an attitude of someone who works extremely hard to do or support something. Commitment not only requires full attention, but also requires diversity. A person who processes the quality of commitment should be very responsible and well-rounded. I believe I am a person who represents this unique quality by processing patriotism, willingness to place service above self, ability to set goals and achieve them, friendliness and helpfulness, diverse interests, strong work ethic, confidence and leadership, and a strong sense of humor.