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Discussion in 'Blogs' started by Tracy, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I saw someone else's "can't" removal. Bravo!

    I've always taught that there is no such word, no such thing, as "can't". It's either "unable" or "unwilling to try".

    My teachings worked for years, until my youngest went to Kindergarten and was told that can't is, in fact, real. With new-found knowledge, I was informed how can't really is a word, a real thing.

    "Only for those who think they can't." says I.

    If you eliminate the word, do you eliminate the thought process? I hope so. There is nothing that you can't do. You're either unable (physically, mentally) or you're unwilling to try (physically, mentally).

    Eliminate the acceptance of the word and the mentality that is its baggage and find all that you really can do!
  2. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Monkey+++

    Glad you posted that, as I thought I was the only one who thought as such. The words that annoy me the most are,

    I'm sorry

    All three are just excuses for not taking responsability. I imaginr that there are more....
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Interesting. I have a different take on 'I'm sorry'; I think that a sincere apology (emphasis on sincere) is an action that allows one to accept responsibility for their actions and begins the process for repair.

    I do think that it's an over used, get-out-of-jail-free card for some. That's unfortunate. However, those people are easily spotted and just as easily dismissed. I won't say it unless I truly mean it. I mean; I'm only as good as my word, right?
  4. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Monkey+++

    There are many ways to articulate a sincere apology without using the "I'm sorry" line. The most important one of course is to change a behavior.

    Other than that I think we agree. ;-)

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