I'm not even sure why I'm thinking about this... but I am!
Would you (or have you) NOT honoured the dying wishes of someone who has since passed away, because it was something you didn't want to do or agree with even though you promised the dying person you would do it? Obviously there are relatively easy things to comply with (e.g. having certain flowers at the funeral, etc.)... but what about other things like:
- promising a grandparent you'd do a certain thing for your kids (e.g. send them to a religious school when you're not religious)
- patching a relationship with someone you don't like and want nothing more to do with, particularly if it's another family member
- marrying (or not marrying) someone
- having kids (or not having kids)
So pretty important stuff, not trivial things? And if so, how did you feel about making such promises to the dying person, knowing you had no intention of carrying the request out?
No real basis for asking, was just curious