I may have invented a new word - Excuseism but it has become an overwhelming problem in our society. Maybe if we classify it as a disease, it will gain national attention, celebrities can sign on for telethons, we can get some much needed excuseism rehab centers built so we can start the healing from this disaster. Kidding aside, why is it that people feel the need to offer excuses for their behavior or actions. Can we no longer stand up for our beliefs or, when we are wrong, admit that we are mistaken. I am sick of excuses. Personal responsibility has gone the way of the horse and buggy - still found in a small percentage of the population but an anomoly. Help stamp out excuseism today by admitting a mistake and graciously accepting the consequences. You'll be the better for it.