Many things have much promise – from animals to plants to minerals, each has something special that others, often including itself, believe can be used or developed to a lesser or greater extent. Frequently the one showing promise is not aware that they have any of the particular talent, beauty, or skill that has been perceived in them. There are many instances where the possessor of such things does not care enough about the offered benefits to pursue the course presented to gain those offered benefits. In the case of non-humans and non-living things there is no real way for the celebrated one to say no, but for those humans who can be persuaded that someone else knows better what is best for them and for their promising future or for those who can be coerced or those who lack self-love and -confidence there are options. Though such a person may feel they do not have options, they are there nevertheless. Granted, it does take some strength of mind and of character, but with those in hand one can begin to learn one’s own mind, to decide what they really like, feel like pursuing, and to make informed choices on their and for themselves. All of us show our own promise, shouldn’t we be the ones to make good on it?