When caught committing an indiscretion, the excuses pour out, none of which pass the laugh test, the smell test or the straight face test:
1). Almost never take good advice on serious matters to heart.
2). Ignore the hazards observed from other people’s bad intentions, decisions or injuries.
3). Never accept or observe warnings of prospective negative outcomes.
4). Almost always try things we are warned are dangerous, unnecessary and sometimes deadly.
5). The more we are warned against saying, doing, communicating, or acting against our best interest because of some future prospective harm the more intrigued we are to do it anyway.
6). Our training, our education, our wealth, position or status makes us invulnerable and invincible.
7). My inherent smarts will prevent bad things from happening to me from my actions and decisions.
8). Even if something bad happens, I’m smart enough to survive, overcome and succeed anyway.
9). People who get caught or hurt by bad decisions, actions and intentions are dumber than me.
10). No one will or can catch me.
Copyright 2019© James E Lukaszewski
*James E Lukaszewski, America’s crisis Guru®, is the co-author with Steve Harrison of a forthcoming book on civility, decency and integrity to be released early in 2020. firstname.lastname@example.org