… is what children say when they want to express that they are absolutely committed to something. And every child knows that they can blindly rely on this pledge.

Compared to that – how tentative are the commitments and promises grown-ups make and give to one another? How easily do we use deadlines and practical constraints to render a commitment we already made less binding? And how carelessly do we even simply forget about commitments?

And this is even though we know that one person’s reliability gives birth to another person’s trust – and that both are the cornerstones of any productive cooperation.

We take it for granted that children emulate grown-ups – but sometimes, we may indeed learn a lot from children.

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