Bye, Bye Mr. Victim

Deflection speech pervades society. If you don’t practice it, you know someone who does: “I don’t have time!” and “I am busy!” are popular clichés folks use to shift responsibility for neglected tasks. I think for two reasons we accept and validate these absurd excuses. First, unwittingly, we ignore two facts: (a) Each person has 24 hours daily, (b) busy means “occupied with the mind concentrated,” and is normal–you are dead when you are not busy! Second, political correctness stymies us: fearing being accused of prejudice or intolerance, often, we don’t require accountability; so, we entrench shoddy performances.

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