Interesting how well we as people have mastered the Blame Game, rather that talk about where we are, it seems important to establish who is to Blame? This is a waste of time as well as a miss direction play which appeals to our natural self-righteous natures. Most of the difficulties we find ourselves in are systemic in nature rather than isolated to a single cause. Blame thinking will cause you to focus on a single issue without regard to how it interacts with the whole, you will temporarily solve the single issue but not with any long-term benefit. Soon you will be back in the same boat but looking for a new thing to blame after all this way of thinking has worked for you in the past, well at least to the elevation of your victim ego. We need to stop moving the chairs around on the sinking ship of “Blame Game Thinking” and look for a solution that takes a hard look at our contribution to the mess. Here is where true transformation begins to happen, when we move away from what the Bible calls a scape goat to core level changes. So we shall give up our Freudian obsession with finding the guilty party and we shall move on to solutions based in shared responsibility and accountability. I will close with a few quotes and say if you don’t like this post it’s not my fault
Elmer G. Letterman “A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”
Unknown Author “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month”.
Doug Coupland “Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.”