I got a speeding ticket this morning on my way to work…not a great way to start the day. I was upset because I didn’t think I deserved the ticket and I’m not looking forward to paying the undoubtedly high fine that will accompany it.
As I drove the rest of the way to work, I fumed for a while and of course, cursed the officer for not just letting me off with a warning. Then, after a while, I calmed down and tried to look for the silver lining. Maybe I would have hit a deer if I hadn’t been pulled over. Maybe I would have been in a collision if I hadn’t been pulled over. Any number of things could have occurred if I hadn’t have been pulled over. I wouldn’t have had anything to write about for this blog if I hadn’t have been pulled over.
So, there are my rationalizations (which make me feel only slightly better). That’s what rationalizations do. They make you feel only slightly better, because you know they probably aren’t true. They are excuses – excuses not to do something or excuses to relieve guilt.
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Contributed by: Teresa “Tess” Blatti | Online Advisor