April 06, 2009

"That's Just the Way I Am"

...does NOT get you off the hook for being a jerk.

You do not have an uncontrollable propensity for swearing, arrogance, bitterness or the like. These things can be controlled. If not immediately, then over time. You are not trapped in your former self. Stop the cop-outs.


Meghan said...

Did something happen to prompt this post?

Eric Olsen said...

i have had many co-workers use this as an excuse for being difficult. it drives me crazy.

Meghan said...

Oh ok. I definitely agree. Saying "That's just the way I am" is not a free pass to ignore personal responsibility and common courtesy. It's almost like making the decision not to try anymore.