The blame game

United States
June 24, 2007 11:26pm CST
I've seen alot of this lately, and trying to get people to stop blaming someone or something else for what a few bad apples do for a few days has made me sick to my stomach. The last few days have reminded me of how everyone..or well, alot of people seem to be blaming somebody else for the things. Whether it's the state of our society, for the deaths of innocent people, their own personal problems, whatever you know? Like..with politics everyone points fingers at liberals, or democrats, republicans. In religion everyone tries to assert whose is better or somehow more innocent when it comes to the deaths of millions of people. Some people will go as far as blame a race for the world's problems. Like it's the mexican-americans fault for the mexicans coming over here illegally. And I've realized..I see people do this every day. And until I tried setting some of them straight, I didn't realize HOW MUCH the blame game was being played. So..I'm not going to ask why this is, I know why. But I wanted to ask you guys to be honest, do you play the blame game? What do you think about it? I play it a little..not against real people, religions, groups, or anything..with those I've always tried to be fair. No I tend to blame imaginary enetities for my problems, to blow off some steam. To try to laugh. So how about it, folks?
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I try very hard not to play the "blame game"...it makes no sense to me to go through life not taking responsibility for the things in life that we do or have done...I am sure that there have been times in my life when I succumbed to this shameful behavior....but now older and wiser...I try not to anymore... I do not believe in teaching hate and blaming another because of their religion, politics, skin color, and country of origin is the same to me....
• United States
6 Jul 07
I often joke that a woman doesn't take the blame for anything as long as there is a man around to blame it on, but I do tend to try to take my own blame when I'm at fault for the most part. When I go off, and I do mean go OFF, I tend to blame the sins of the father...kind of to relieve pressure and feed the "sorry for poor little me" gene until I simmer down and start trying to be reasonable. Sometimes I take the blame when it isn't my fault to diffuse a situation with someone who wouldn't admit they were wrong if you rolled back tape and showed them. Sometimes it's easier than hitting my head on a brick wall to no avail. When I was younger, I would blame anyone or anything to avoid that whippin' or grounding period, but most folks outgrow that...I hope they do anyway. Good discussion, can't wait to go read what everyone else said.
@Bizziebod (3526)
4 Jul 07
Hi Paranoia, It's quite amazing how people will blame others.. I guess we're all guilty of this to a certain extent. I try not to get involved, but it's hard not to, even down to the simple 'late' excuses it's always someone else's fault why you're late for work. In more serious 'blame-game' theories, I try to see everyone's point of view, but when you have very little knowledge it's easy to lay blame at anyone's door. It's the cop-out way of not blaming ourselves - great discussion btw
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• United States
3 Jul 07
I hate it when people play that game. Mostly they are Republicans. Oh yeah, and me.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I have to admit that I have done it but never on the level of stereotyping and saying all those people {Insert untruth here}. I have said guys drive me nuts, But what I meant was guys like the one I was dealing with drive me nuts. I have learned to tell the differences between making excuses and stating honest problems. It's hard to see and a hard thing to stop doing because we are brought up with it being okay to do. I think the world we be a better place when more people realize it is not okay and start taking responsibility for their actions.
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@arcadian (932)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I am absolutely consistent on this one point- whatever happens I explain to my roommate that its his fault. Does he care? No. He just laughs. Sometimes I blame his cat for things. Cat doesn't take me seriously either. which- she would but my room mate's influenced her to just smirk at me. You know what it is to endure a smirking cat, don't you? Its not a pretty picture.
• United States
9 Jul 07
it's hard not to smile at a smirking cat..they're so cute when they make that face at you lol.
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