Has anyone noticed we seem to have Excuses Excuses about anything and everything?
What are our Excuses?
What is the dictionary definition telling us about this word – Excuse?
seek to lessen the blame attaching to a (fault or offence); try to justify
a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence (1)
Cambridge English Dictionary
a reason that you give to explain why you did something wrong
a false reason that you give to explain why you do something (2)
Oxford English Dictionary tells us –
Try or serve to justify a fault or offence; mitigate
Release from a duty or requirement
Use in polite formula to allow to leave a room or gathering
1. a defence or justification of a fault or offence
2. something said to conceal the real reason for an action
3. (an excuse for) informal a poor or inadequate example of (3)
Most of us think that the dictionary definition is the real meaning of a word.
If we simply join the dots with the bold bits above – we could say
We Defend, so we are in protection and we do not want attack
We Justify – we show or prove to be right
Fault – an error, something wrong
We Conceal – hide, prevent from being known, keep secret the Truth
We want to lessen the Blame somehow by declaring something or someone was responsible and not us
We want to give a Reason with our Explanation to support our action
We choose to give a False statement about why we did something
In other words, we want to prove to be right by our justification and hide the real reason why we did what we did.
Our world is full of Excuses and we are the contributors whether we like to hear that or not.
We are the world – each and every one of us.
Would it be wise to start by looking at our own life with a magnifying glass to see where we make Excuses?
Where along the line did we become masters of Excuse after Excuse?
WHY are our kids coming up with utter Excuses that drive us nuts?
WHY are we just putting up with other people’s plethora of Excuses?
WHY are we so good at conjuring up lots of Excuses on the spot?
WHY have we become so imaginative with our pathetic Excuses?
WHY do we get away with serious stuff because we have big Excuses?
WHY do some of us fall for the lame Excuses that people present to us?
WHY are we sick and tired of the next Excuse like an old record playing?
WHY are we thinking up the Excuses because we know we did wrong?
WHY do we believe that our silly Excuses are actually going to work?
WHY has our world got to a point where we have Excuses on tap for almost everything and accept them even though we know they are twaddle?
WHY have people escaped a jail sentence because of their Excuses?
WHY are some Excuses so laughable that you could not make it up?
WHY are we so adamant on keeping going with our stupid Excuses?
WHY do we think we do not need to be accountable, every time we come up with our nonsense that we know are just Excuses?
WHY do we think we have to make Excuses for our family and friends as we want others to not know the Truth?
WHY do we toss and turn in bed all night coming up with the best Excuse as we want a day off work?
WHY do we act so daft when it comes to making Excuses as if the other person is going to believe us?
WHY have we become so convincing with our Excuses, that we stink of the falseness we put out to others?
WHY have we not yet seen Excuses as nothing more than a Lie, which is what it is?
WHY have we managed to escape having a Commitment to Life with our Excuses?
WHY have we lived in a way where Excuses have become just so normal for us?
WHY are we not Honest enough to say we prefer Excuses as we do not want to take RESPONSIBILITY?
Can we get Real and Get Honest about this Excuses stuff
Are our countless list of Excuses Boring us and others too
Is it time to just stop – truly Stop and take stock of how we are living this life of ours
Can we admit nothing is really working and we long for Another Way of being
Lying like it is normal
Late nights with poor Sleep quality
Crazy Days full of chaos
Stressed out creating Complications
Listening to Other People talking nonsense
Judging and Gossiping
Swearing and Shouting
Watching TV when there are jobs to do
Playing Video Games everyday
Checking Social Media non stop
Internet shopping to pass the time
Using Caffeine to buzz us up
Smoking and Vaping because it’s legal
Drinking the poison we call Alcohol
How would our world be if we all made effort to change our focus and understood that Expression is Everything?
What would happen to our world if there was no such thing as Excuses Excuses because everyone took RESPONSIBILITY for all the choices they make in every moment?
What would it feel like if each and everyone of us –
Would it be the end of –
What if our Excuses just delay our evolution?
Could it be that Simple?
(1) (n.d). Google. Retrieved July 27, 2018 from
(2) (n.d). Cambridge English Dictionary. Retrieved July 27, 2018 from
(3) Concise Oxford English Dictionary – Twelfth Edition. Oxford University Press. 2011