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The Danger of Excuses

Excuses make us human. They incorporate our imagination, higher level rationalization skills, desire for acceptance, and propensity for avoiding negative feelings or feedback. All of us have provided an excuse to cover our failure to meet expectations, when circumstances inhibited … Continue reading

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Blame and Punishment

Blame offers each of us the ability to offer negative praise.  While praise draws attention to something well done and worthwhile, blame assigns to a person or group negative actions or outcomes.  Blame by its nature involves one person or … Continue reading

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Whatever It Is, I Didn’t Do It

I saw a bumper sticker yesterday on the back of a SUV that said “Whatever it is, I didn’t do it.” I laughed about it when I saw it and thought about how my kids begin any serious conversation by … Continue reading

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