Everyone has excuses

When Robert Lang shows people alligators folded from a single piece of paper, he probably hears something like this:

“Wow, that’s awesome. You must be super creative and patient to learn all this. I could never do that, though, especially since I’m a [INSERT PERSONALITY TYPE].”

When Chris Guillebeau tells people he travels to about 20 countries each year for the fun of it, he probably hears something like this:

“Wow, that’s awesome. You must be really good at travelling. I could never do that, though, especially since I’m a [INSERT OCCUPATION TITLE].”

When I tell students about how I ditched textbooks in college, I usually hear something like this:

“Wow, that’s awesome. You must be pretty smart. I could never do that, though, especially since I’m a [INSERT COLLEGE MAJOR].”

No offense, but we could have said the same thing. Everyone has excuses, including the people who ignore them.

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