CHAPTER 2

the SMALL EVASIONS of EVERYDAY LIFE

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Which emails do you ignore?

In the scenario in chapter 1, counting promises was relatively easy because the promise to have lunch with Jane was explicit. The practice of seeking to be released was fairly straightforward. In this chapter and the remaining chapters in part 1, we will look at a much harder practice of integrity: discerning and fulfilling implied promises. Remember, implied promises create reasonable expectations just as explicit promises do, but because they are unstated, they are easy to miss and seem inconsequential to break. Let’s look at a simple way to strengthen discernment of ...

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