This was brought to My attention by My Girl Friend a little while back. I noticed Her saying frequently “Once I have this… or that… I will then Do this…” I asked Her “When that is all done, then what?” And “Will it ever Be done?” She responded “No”.
I got thinking that if We did all of what We Desire to Do (which is virtually impossible, but hypothetically) then what? Where is the motivation after all is done? So then it dawned on Me! It was a form of excuse. Excuses are weird really, they provide others with a reason for not wishing to Do some thing, but the reason usually has a hidden back bone to it that is based on falseness. For example, some one may offer Me a opportunity to join some thing they are currently endeavoring in. I may say I Am already involved in some thing, and can not afford to Do some thing else at the moment. When really I can always find a way to get funds to Do any thing, but really in Essence I Chose not to.
The other definitions for excuses perplex Me a bit.
a. To explain (a fault or an offense) in the hope of being forgiven or understood: He arrived late and excused his tardiness in a flimsy manner.
b. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense: She excused herself for being late.
a. To grant pardon to; forgive: We quickly excused the latecomer.
b. To make allowance for; overlook: Readers must excuse the author’s youth and inexperience. See Synonyms at forgive.
3. To serve as justification for: Brilliance does not excuse bad manners.
4. To free, as from an obligation or duty; exempt: In my state, physicians and lawyers are excused from jury duty.
5. To give permission to leave; release: The child ate quickly and asked to be excused.
Which one is it? I found that the English language is getting more and more complicated. And I have also noticed that most definitions have negative contexts (But really it is what You make of them really 🙂 ).
The point I Am getting is that You will always have some thing to Do, why put them off until tomorrow, when You can Do them Now!