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I Wonder Why We Keep Excusing Bad Behavior

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 216 People

    Kids Acting Badly

    Kids, now what comes to mind when you think of kids, not goats. Children running around the supermarket unattended . Their parents find it's easier to ignore them, instead of controlling them. We can't blame the children, because we all Need boundaries . Blame the parents...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    I'm Guilty of It!!!

    I am really guilty of doing this and I don't often stop to wonder why. This is just one example, my friends mother didn't want her as a child and either did her dad, so her dads mother and father took her in. They were old fashioned people and had no idea of what life was like...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Sep 18, 2007

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    Like if someone is putting you down

    or saying rude things to you, especially family (which is my issue here), tell them! Don't excuse them just because they're family and you love them, or because they're just being themselves. Hell no, the more you let them get away with things, the more they'll do it. Oh, can't...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    You make a mistake, apologise.

    You hurt someone who cares for you deliberaty, apologise. Why is it so hard for people to say sorry and actually mean nowadays ? Do they have that much pride and ignorance in them so as not to see the nature of their selfishness ?
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Yeh Peeps

    I remove from my circle those who misrepresent their age.. that is under-age saying they are 18-21 but in chat or message they tell me they are younger than what their profiles say. I also dump and block those who have content in their stories that could be used in a criminal...
    ashleerox ashleerox 22-25, F Sep 20, 2012

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    I like being punctual

    and don't like staying out late.But my husband and his family don't bother about sticking to a routine.Yesterday ,my husband went out with his mom to meet his relatives and came home late as usual.I think it is safer to come home early.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Waiting For a Change

    I think we excuse bad behavior most the time because we believe it is gonna change. That it is not going to last, it's only temporary. Even if that temporary lasts for years. We always want to see the good in people especially if it's someone very close or family. We cannot...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    We Just Got Rid of Rudeness

    when i started my job, there were 2 people running the place. one was so so. she was more underhanded than outwardly rude. but the other, my supervisor was damn rude. she was verbally abusive to staff and accusatory of all kinds of things that simply werent true. she was making...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    Many People Simply Do Not Care Anymore How They Act.

    People don't care what language they use or the tone it is said in. It seems that we (many of us) have become a society of self-obsessed, arrogant, obnoxious individuals. Rudeness is never justified whether in any area of our lives. I know that thoughts are not easily...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 10 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    It's weird . Everyone in my house gets high

    or drunk and come and go as they please and yell and make unnecessary messes . No one says anything . People come over and think its a party .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    today, I noticed I HATE the way I look and I feel as if people are gonna forget about me anyways... :/
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    If you can't have it maybe it's not good for you. You should try a see if there is a lesson to learn from it
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27

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    like seriously I'm quite surprised
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    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 9 Responses Apr 14

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    People just need to understand it's okay to meet new people and vibe off them. You can't stick with the same people all the time.
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    My family is always against gays my family thinks it's funny when making jokes like this but really I just want to tell them to shut up because they don't know what they are...
    Runaway1995 Runaway1995 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Just because I want to live my own life doesn't mean you should control mine.
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I got a note from school for bad behavior because I talked during class. I will get pu nished this weekend for it :(
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    What's the point in keeping a conversation going when the other person has made it absolutely clear that they despise you? Why keep re-hashing the same ****? What do they get out...
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    I wonder,why we remember the negative things more than the good things? Even if there's more good things than bad things.Like remember insults more than compliments for example.Or...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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