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The Blame Game

 
It's not my fault that I have no friends; they're the reason it always ends
It's not my fault that my marriage failed; she's the one who went and bailed
It's not my fault that my kids don't call; they're just spoiled and want it all
It's not my fault that my cash is low; I have to keep up with the Joneses you know 
It's not my fault that I lost my job; the boss was a jerk and he worked for the Mob
It's not my fault that my life is lame; it's really my parents who are to blame
 
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 I'm joining Zoe at "Uncharted"
where the cue this week is "fault"

Come and read some great stories and share one of your own!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my, my, my --- you must be talking about the younger generation!

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    1. Some of them do seem to specialize is transferring responsibility for their issues, but I know a few adults over 50 who are equally guilty of this. At some point we all have to consider that we might just our biggest problem, at least in some areas of our lives.

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  2. It's funny what happens when we take the fingers of blame and turn them around and point them back at ourselves and see what we find. So starts the journey of self-discovery.

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    1. So true, Elsie, and as you know it can be a pretty uncomfortable discovery, but then we can take steps to change things and have a much happier life!

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  3. This is epic! Spot on in so many ways...we all know this person, we all do!

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    1. Than you, Paul!! We certainly do, at least one or two or twelve, or maybe the person in the mirror!

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  4. Until we realize the only person in all the equations is us, the math won't add up.

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    1. That is the common denominator, isn't it, Mimi. And yet I know people who just can't see that in their view they are always right and EVERYONE else is at fault. Really sad.

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  5. Surely there's a balance somewhere--we can't blame everyone and everything for where we find ourselves. And yet, I don't really believe I'm so powerful that I could have wrought all my unhappiness by myself. Great lines, Josie--you're a woman full of heart and wisdom, and blessed with creative gifts.

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    1. Most definitely there are other sides to this RL. For instance, someone living with domestic abuse is not at fault for what is happening, their only fault is finding it hard to build up enough courage to leave. I would have to say honestly that 90% of the situations in my life that were bad stemmed from bad decisions on my part, the times when I didn't think things through very well, and then had to live with the consequences. And even if we aren't to blame, we can always do something proactive to change a situation or a dynamic, or to remove that person from our lives!

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  6. That's it, just keep telling yourself it's not your fault - even if it is! A totally different take and I like it!

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    1. Thanks, Keith! As long as we convince ourselves we're not to blame we don't have to take any responsibility for changing, so it's the easy way out!

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  7. smiling as I read. while I agree with the comments of the others, I was smiling at the 'form', the rhythm or whatever the term for shape of the Six that you created. There is something very alive about this Six. nice

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    1. Thanks, Clark! As I started to write this the rhyming thing kind of got stuck in my head and I couldn't get rid of it, so I decided to just go with it.

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  8. Whata great poem Josie. It is wise and lucky person to see his/her own faults and can take the the first steps to improve rather than blame someone else. Beautiful rhyming sentences too.

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    1. Thanks, Old Egg. The rhyming is a beginner effort at best, but it's what came to me as I was considering what I wanted to say, so I decided to go ahead and let it happen, hoping it might generate some smiles along with the life lesson. :-)

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  9. Interesting theme , looking forward !
    http://www.poojasharmarao.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, this was for Six Sentence Stories. My theme for the A-Z will also be six sentence stories, but they will each deal with a different women in a small town. :-)

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  10. I love the message and the metre. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! It was kind of a fun little piece that sing-songed it's way into my head. I suppose we could say the rhyming matches the immaturity of people who have to blame everyone for their problems.

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  11. This epitomizes the issues of so many...which is really just one issue, yes?

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    1. Absolutely, Zoe The way I see it, it's all about the willingness (or lack of it) to take responsibility for one's own life.

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  12. There is much wisdom in these words (and they rhyme besides). Playing a victim, blaming others or circumstances is much easier than coming to terms with self-responsibility and personal power. My sister loves to blame her husband for EVERYTHING that is wrong in her life. In that way, she makes excuses for things that she could, but actually doesn't want to do.

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    1. Some people just seem to be forever stuck in that victim role, for exactly the reason you stated... not wanting to take responsibility to make any needed changes in their lives. It's so much easier to whine, complain and blame than it is to change!

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  13. Oh, if only people realized how freeing it is to take responsibility!

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    1. That's so true, Kristi! Responsibility is not a burden, living with the guilt of misplaced blame is a far heavier thing to carry through life.

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