It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day drama of the current American economy and start pointing the finger. For instance, we could place blame the media for inciting so much fear, or we could blame the banks and other financial institutions for making so many bad credit loans. We could blame the bleeding-heart liberal democrats, or the ultra-conservative republicans, or whatever part of the federal government we are angry with! Better yet, we could blame the President for single handedly causing everything in every market everywhere in the world to collapse.
No matter who or what we blame, here are some of the advantages of doing so:
- We have a subject of conversation that we can talk about with almost everyone
- We can get quite an adrenalin high off of the fear
- We are saved the work of actually making any decisions by staying in the “wait and see” mode indefinitely
- We could get that much needed exercise by tossing and turning in bed at night, and of course the “lift and point and lift and point” of the index finger as we assign blame
- We don’t have to take responsibility for our lives and our financial situation because, of course, it’s someone else’s fault
For the record, and for those of you who may miss the point, I am writing this with a touch of humor, but I mean every word of it quite seriously. It is a part of the human condition to want to look around for the nearest scapegoat when things go wrong. But that doesn’t actually solve any problems, does it?
As with everything, where there are pros there are cons. Check back soon for my next blog to find out about the 5 Disadvantages of Blaming…
If you need more advice on how to release the need to blame others, contact Vickie Champion for a complimentary coaching and consulting session.
By Vickie Champion