“If you continue to blame outside circumstances for the way you feel and if you continue to put your life in the hands of other people, you will continue to be at the mercy of other people and you will continue to be a victim of your circumstances.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc, 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy
Why is it that so many people would rather blame everyone around them for their troubles and unhappiness, instead of taking responsibility for their own lives? What is it about the blame that causes us to cling on to it so tightly? Has anyone seen their lives change for the better by holding on to blame?
Look how beautifully Erica Jong speaks about this: “Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” Your life is yours to live. Your path is yours to walk upon. And by letting go of blame and by taking responsibility for everything that you feel and everything that you are, you will be able to build a better life for yourself and craft a happier future.
In this short, yet powerful video, Brené Brown talks about why we blame others, how it damages our relationships, and why we desperately need to let go of blame and move beyond this toxic behavior.
On Learning to Let Go of Blame