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Why ‘I Didn’t Have Time’ Is Almost Never a Valid Excuse

A lesson from my autistic son

Young man with hand up
Image by Author. Used with Diego’s consent

Diego, my 27-year-old autistic son, is the only person I know who never uses “I didn’t have time” as an excuse, rationalization, or explanation for what he does or does not do. Come to think of it, I’ve never even heard him say, “I’m so busy,” like the rest of us do way too often, half complaining, half showing off.

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