IN SHORT: Let others play the blame game and wallow in the mess while we move forward.
“A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.”
[John Burroughs, 19/20th-century US essayist & conservationist]
”Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”
(~923 words, approx 5-8 mins to read)
Last time we talked about how we play ‘the blame game’ as a way pushing responsibility or the need for action away from us and onto others when there are problems. Read More »
IN SHORT: There are no winners when we play the Blame Game. If you want to win, you need to stop playing!
“The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behaviour and dress.”
[Commonly attributed to Peter the Hermit,
11/12th-century French priest & pilgrim]
“It’s all the parents fault – decent parents wouldn’t raise their kids to do that sort of thing!”
“I say it’s down to the government. If there weren’t so many cuts being made, there would be jobs for them.”
“The blame lies squarely on their own shoulders. They could’ve chosen not to, but instead they joined in. They have no-one to blame but themselves.”