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Aug 12, 2019 09:30:04

Sorry... For Joining The Dark Side  ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ

by @jacklyons PATRON | 211 words | ๐Ÿฃ | 127๐Ÿ’Œ

Jack Lyons

Current day streak: 0๐Ÿฃ
Total posts: 127๐Ÿ’Œ
Total words: 42165 (168 pages ๐Ÿ“„)

I really didn't want to stoop that low. But I was running out of time, on my phone, in a parking lot, exhausted from a massive day of driving and reaalllllllly not in the mood to write.  Alas, I joined the dark side. Such a shameful act of  cowardice! Lol, it's silly but hey, it's allowed! I didn't break the rules. Best of all, I didn't break my streak ๐Ÿ˜€.

Anyway, I made a bunch of excuses above ... But really, they don't mean anything! What do I really want from those excuses ... ? A pat on the back? We all make excuses so we can feel better, right? We make it clear to others what it's like to feel our pain.

Professionals don't make excuses. They may fail or make mistakes, but then they move on, step up and rise above it all. To me, excuses feel like a lie - they are the kind of lie you tell yourself to feel better, but deep down know  you could have actually done better, or risen above the challenge.

So in that case, when does making an excuse actually make sense? And is it possible to legitimately feel good about an excuse you make?

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    @jacklyons the way I see it, you still wrote something from scratch, based on what you were experiencing in the moment. A post is a post is a post ๐Ÿ˜†

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Aug 13, 2019 20:51:20
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    @jacklyons

    haha I didn't know that was considered the dark side. Do you think if you had a topic of the day you could have wrote 200 words without resorting to the dark arts?

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Aug 13, 2019 00:09:12
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    @jacklyons Ok somehow I missed your reference to the "Dark Side." To me, this means you resorted to an Android or Microsoft device for your post.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 12, 2019 10:01:23
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    @jacklyons - streaks are easy to get back. Self-respect, much harder. :-)

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 12, 2019 09:47:08
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      @brianball ouch! That hurts!

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Aug 13, 2019 20:47:35
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      @jacklyons - I think the English call it taking the piss.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 14, 2019 08:03:37
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    @jacklyons You're forgiven and your sins have been absolved. Welcome back to the light side of #teamstreak

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 12, 2019 17:53:39
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