“Promise” – According to Webster:

1 a : a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

b : a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

2 : reason to expect something ; especially : ground for expectation of success, improvement, or excellence

Frankly in today’s society a “promise” doesn’t hold much value. It is in essence a “warm fuzzy”. Sure, it sounds nice, has nice conintations, but really it’s more or less just more bullshit.

Perhaps I’m just cynical.