Tag: excuses

Reasons and Excuses, Bali Edition

My grandfather used to say “reasons are not excuses,” meaning that just because you have a reason, don’t expect that to function as an excuse to relieve you of the consequences of your actions. I used to plan our family vacations down to the gnat’s eyelash.  For each trip I would make a binder that functioned as a

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Stealing from Children, Part II

Why do People Steal Think of an excuse, any excuse, that people might give as to why they stole.  It has probably been used. The reasons that thieves use to justify their behavior are really not instructive. In the movie The Big Chill  Jeff Goldblum’s character says: rationalizations are more important than sex. We can go for weeks

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