How many times have you heard people making excuses for their bad behavior or their lack of action about something? Surely, you've also witnessed individuals making excuses for others, whether its other friends, relatives or children of whatever age?
Sometimes, it seems like the world is full of excuses for things. Excuses do nothing but damage ones integrity by causing distrust by others. That's because excuses can either stretch the truth or are just be outright lies. Excuses also make people and others less accountable for their bad behavior or inaction about something, because it makes them become the "victim".
Of course, there are times when there are legitimate "reasons" for things, however an excuse is what results from a person fabricating an untruth. An excuse attempts to let a person "off the hook" from having to be accountable for their actions. After a while, excuses become transparent to others. They become tiring. [Read more...]