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Lives are full of broken promises

Published 10/04/2015

We are always being made promises. Politicians are always promising a better quality of life for people as they get older and a better health service.

Some banks promise higher interest rates, some food products promise to make you lose weight if you eat them. Some body creams guarantee old age with fewer wrinkles.

Most broken promises are made for gain. We forget the ones we would like to remember and remember the ones that we would like to forget.

Life is full of broken promises, it is quite simply a matter of cruising along in our own little lifeboats listening to a constantly changing but never ending stream of promises. Broken promises are like shadows dancing around in the twilight. The older I get, the more clearly I see them for what they are.

JOHN BYRNE

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