Everyone has problems. Everyone has goals and things we want to do. When things conflict, we choose what to do and what to reject. This is called “choice”.
There seems to be some kind of disconnect in many people’s thinking. When we make a choice, we have our excuses. Somehow, we think that having an excuse will relieve us of the negative backlash from our choice that we excuse.
But, negative backlash isn’t stopped by our excuses.
Consequences, good and bad, come from actions, not from our excuses for them. But, not to worry. At lease we have our excuses.