Today, I try to keep my commitments. If I can’t, I offer an explanation. It makes me feel uncomfortable to just disappear into the wind. I think this value has grown up in me over the years. It’s an important value to impart to kids, because there is a counter trend in our society to just look out for yourself and to hell with anyone else’s feelings–individualism run rampant. In the past I believe I had A LOT less mindfulness, though I thought I did.