This is especially directed to twenty and thirty somethings, but applicable to all of us. If you want to know who is responsible for what happens in your life, buy a mirror. You see, it doesn’t matter what happened in the past, whether you were breast or bottle fed, how many times your parents lost their temper while you were growing up, who you believe was or is unfair to you, who skipped ahead of you in line, who did you wrong in a relationship, or who peed in your soup. What matters is what the person in the mirror is going to do to get beyond it. So you may as well throw out your lists of sons of bitches who are keeping you down and people who scuffed your new sneakers, because the only SOB with any power is in that mirror. You best get on with it before life passes you by.
2 thoughts on “Who Is To Blame?”
Great post! Thomas Merton could have written it, as he wrote: “In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for ‘finding himself.’ If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.”