It takes heart in admitting that you are wrong at some point in your life. A true winner’s attitude is accepting where he is wrong, apologizing if necessary and rectifying his short-comings. There is a famous saying which explains this ‘A bad carpenter always blames his tools’. What exactly is the meaning of this phrase? We will be giving you our insights on this statement when you read further.
In our society, there is a game that is very common. This game is broadcast everywhere around us; it is played in offices, homes, on the roads in short everywhere we go this game is being played. ‘Blame Game’ is the name of this game. We have termed it as a game because it is so casually a part of our society that no other word would describe it better. Now let me elaborate this game for you and tell you who is eligible to play it, what are its rules and who wins it. This is a game for arrogant people who are mostly never ready to accept responsibility for their mistakes. The only rule of this game is that there is no rule and any person can shift blame to either a human or, his resources, or other factors.
Now that you are familiar with the game and its rules, let’s take a look at some of the everyday examples that we see in society. The first example that I want to quote is of a nation who litters their cities, prefers to throw its trash on streets even in presence of trash dumps and then conveniently blames the government and its departments for the un-hygienic environment in their neighborhoods. Another very common example in our everyday lives which most of us have done at some point in our life is to blame luck if we did not achieve something or failed at something we conveniently say ‘Oh it was just bad luck’.
Let’s have a look at what the outcome of this game is and also what are the disadvantages of blaming others. The only outcome of this game for the supposed winner is a sense of relief and a treat for his heightened ego. The basic disadvantage of blaming others is that the growth of an individual, a nation, an institution, etc. stops when they start blaming others. This practice stops the rectification and check and balance of a person and the person, department, etc. blaming others will always be in the same position and eventually start to deter with time because of the absence of a balancing mechanism and a lack of ownership.
If we as an individual, a nation and a citizen stop blaming others and start accepting responsibility for our faults and shortcomings, there is absolutely nothing that will hinder our growth. We will progress in all aspects of our lives and improve because we will stop finding excuses, rectify ourselves and also promote this responsible attitude in society.
“When something goes wrong, looking for someone to blame is the easiest thing to do but remember, the
better man blames himself, not others”.