Do you feel like you need to place blame when things don't work properly?

Dallas, Texas
November 26, 2016 7:00pm CST
They call this scape goating. Or something like that. When an item comes up missing, do you immediately jump to conclusions that whoever was around it most recently had to be a thief and do you tend to be the judge, jury and executioner? I am guilty of this at times. Yes. I am not a saint. I sometimes have been known to place blame on someone when for instance the car was taken to the mechanics shop to get work done and soon after that something comes up broke and I figure it was the mechanic's fault that he must have tampered with it or maybe just got careless. I have even blamed the meteorologist on television for saying it was going to rain and not cut the grass, only to say that it was the man's fault on the news who lied about saying it was supposed to storm and I wasted a perfect day by not mowing the grass after the fact. Have you ever thought that trying to scape goat some body for a thing that went awry or just because you felt like pointing the fickle finger of blame on someone just because they happened to be around at the time? It is a bad habit and habits, especially some bad ones, are the hardest to break. I admit I need to work on this. I realize it is not only unfair to place blame where it is not due on innocent people but it is so easy to point fingers rather than perhaps just accepting that sometimes things go wrong for no rhyme nor reason but they just do.
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@skysnap (18039)
27 Nov 16
I think some of the time. I have had such childhood where I had to blame parents. But realized that it doesn't bring any future value. So moving on from that is the best thing one can do.
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@Namelesss (1537)
• United States
27 Nov 16
Ah ha, so you're not a saint, I'll stop praying you now. LOL We have a tradition. Every Thanksgiving we pick someone who did 'not' show up. That person has to bear the blame for everything that goes wrong the rest of the year. When something goes wrong we just yell out, "it's so-and-so's fault. Works for us and we all know who ever yelled that out is full of crap. :-D
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 16
I trty not t o as thats judgng and we shoujld mot judge people at all but alas Im guilty to but to a s,all percent as I try not to place bla,me on innocent peope
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@crossbones27 (21336)
• Redlands, California
27 Nov 16
I think we all do it to some form or fashion and something we all need to work on.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Nov 16
Some do seem to think there always has to be someone at fault when things are not as they think things should be.
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