Thursday, January 15, 2009

Who's to Blame?

One of the most difficult parts of modern life is the view that there is always someone or something to blame.

Why does there always have to be a reason? Why is it always someone's fault?

In one sense there is always a reason. The trouble is that the reason is time and chance, or a random confluence of events, neither of which we can control...and that is the problem.

We want to blame so we can feel in control. The truth is that we aren't always in control and blaming someone or something is our desperate attempt to give the illusion of control.

When a natural disaster hits, the fault lies with those who didn't plan for it: when a car accident takes place, one or both of the drivers wasn't fully in control.

Sometimes, there is no fault, no blame. Crap happens.

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