Tag: Excuses

Have We Bought into the Victim Mentality?

 

Most Conservatives I know criticize the victim mentality that has become part of our culture. Generally, we point to the Left as the people who perpetuate this mentality of helplessness and cluelessness. But I’m realizing that they are not unique in their beliefs.

The Right has adopted the victim mentality as well.

Quote of the Day: No Excuses!

 

“I attribute my success to this — I never gave or took any excuse.” — Florence Nightingale

Okay, I admit it; I’m obsessed with the importance of personal responsibility. And this quotation by Florence Nightingale, the woman who was the founder of modern nursing, reflects my strong beliefs on the subject. No doubt Ms. Nightingale ran into more than her share of roadblocks in her aspirations, but she was fearless and willing to take them on.

Today we have a society that is drowning in excuses. People who encounter difficulties blame others for holding them back. They purport to know people’s biases, feelings, preferences, and hatred toward them. They want to be able to pursue their goals in life with a minimum amount of effort. If they weren’t hired for jobs, racism was to blame. If they weren’t promoted to a new position, someone had unfair influence. The opportunities for feeling insecure and frustrated are endless. Especially when we can blame other people for our losses.

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How many times have you made excuses for not taking on some kind of new endeavor? You may have even brushed off the opportunity without labeling it “too hard” because you didn’t want to admit to yourself that it would require more of you than you wanted to invest. I started thinking about those activities […]

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He unfolded himself from the sedan, straightened up, adjusted his suit jacket and closed the car door quietly. For just a moment he admired the car, thinking about how carefully he had chosen its color, the upholstery and the upgrades. It was a very nice car. He ambled toward the front door and opened it […]

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Watching Longmire season 5 on Netflix – in episode 4 he shows up at a woman’s house to ask her about a dead guinea pig  that someone received in the mail. As soon as she sees that he’s in law enforcement, she blurts out “I don’t sleep well and sometimes I make bad decisions.” I laughed […]

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