Blame: (v) to assign responsibility for a fault or wrong.
I’m always looking for a true definition of maturity.
Having rejected the possibility of “old, experienced, educated or powerful,” I have decided that true maturity is when human beings finally reject the futility of blaming.
Blame–the extra step we add in the process of allegedly solving problems while actually manufacturing a maze that takes us deep into the jungle of confusion.
We exhaust ourselves trying to find out why stupidity happens by generating new stupidity through the investigation.
- Sometimes blame is obvious. Then mercy is in order.
- On other occasions blame is shared. At that point, some candor would be nice.
But blame is often a mystery. As the great and wise Solomon said, “Time and chance happens to all.”
Yea, we all take our turn in the fast lane–and also stalled in the traffic jam.
For of a truth, maturity is when we finally realize that pursuing the source of the difficulty often hinders the solution.
And unfortunately, it also turns us into self-righteous, judgmental black holes.