Friday, June 15, 2012
A while back (almost two years, in fact--my, how time flies!) I did a post on excuses. (What? You need proof? Okay, click HERE.)
In that post I talked about my imaginary website, "Rationalizations-R-Us," where people can come if they need to justify some behavior they may be feeling a tad guilty about engaging in, and I provide them with a handy rationalization.
DISCLAIMER: I will not provide a rationale for anything that will physically harm another person or animal. There is no excuse for that.
If you, however, feel an urgent desire to decimate a whole pizza or main a hot fudge sundae, I'm your gal.
I felt bad about providing excuses for poor behavior ... until I, yannoh, visited my imaginary site and browsed around until I came across this: "Relieving people's guilt about actions that don't harm others is a good deed. Reduced guilt = less anxiety. Less anxiety means fewer anxiety meds must be taken."
See? I'm not enabling bad behavior. I'm reducing the nation's dependence on Xanax and Valium!
So, anything I can help you out with today? Tell me what you need justified, and I'll give you a rationalization in the comments.
Or, if you've already mastered the technique yourself, do share the highlights of your rationalizations!
P.S. It's Friday, so I'm over at The Debutante Ball. This week the topic is "If you like my book, you might also like ..." Which was difficult for me, since my book hasn't been released yet. So I had to mix it up a bit by ... oh, heck. Just click HERE and see for yourself.
Have a great weekend!