What Are You Kidding Yourself About?

by Randy Murray on July 5, 2012

I can get by with less sleep.

I’m not that sick.

I know what I’m doing.

I can eat anything.

I can drink coffee all day long and it will never affect me.

I don’t need to read the instructions.

I’ll get around to that eventually.

I can handle the pain.

I’ll start saving and investing later—I can’t afford to now

I’ll get in shape later.

I don’t need to vote—my vote doesn’t matter.

Other people don’t want to work.

I understand history.

I know how the world works

I can do it all myself.

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[email protected] July 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

You don’t pull any punches, do you? Ouch!


Craig Jarrow July 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Great list!

You asked for a few additions…

- I’ll do it when things settle down.
- Tomorrow will be a better day.
- I need not try, because I can’t do it anyway.
- She/he won’t talk to me, so I won’t ask.


Randy Murray July 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Excellent additions!

Here’s another from me: Everything was better some time in the past.


Nic Lake July 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

I’ll just put a patch on this, and fix it next week.


Randy Murray July 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

I like it. I’m from the “There, I fixed it tradition.” Strictly bailing wire and chewing gum (maybe a piece of inner tube). Duct tape is way to fancy and limited to finish work. And ducts.


Martijn Engler July 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

- If I just work a *bit* harder I can save this friendship / relationship
- I will make it all work, as soon as I’ve quit this job


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