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Blame Someone Else Day

Friday, January 13, 2012

Apparently, today is "Blame someone else day" on top of being the dreaded Friday the 13th. I personally think that happens WAY TOO OFTEN. I propose something new--why do we all try taking responsibility for our own actions! No one else to blame for my weight--I did it too my self. Example, I went out to dinner last night with a group to host a visiting doctor and indulged in appetizer AND dessert, in addition to dinner. net result--I effectively erased the weight I had lost in the middle of the week. Can I blame someone else? Why? No one forced me to order what i did. i could have had a healthy salad but chose not to. I could have said no to the appetizer and dessert but chose not to. I MADE THE CHOICES. Now I have to put my big girl panties on and deal with the consequences.

I remember a few years ago when some teenager sued McDonalds because he was overweight and had diabetes. He ate there THREE TIMES A DAY! Seriously?! Was there anything in McDonalds' advertising that said they were heal;thy? Was there anything in there that said to eat there three times a day? Did someone from McDonalds take him by the hand to lead him by force to that restaurant THREE TIMES A DAY!! They didn't do that to that kid. Yes, it doesn't help that there food isn't healthy, but they don't force their consumers to go there at gunpoint. It's a personal choice.

We need to do the same in all aspects of life. There are too many people out there who want to blame their parents, siblings, their job, the government, etc for all the problems in their lives--stop it! Everything bad that happened to you was not DONE TO YOU by someone else. YOU DID IT TO YOURSELF. You can choose to accept that fact and resolve to change to make things better or or wallow in your self pity, getting nowhere, and gaining weight.
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    Even if someone has a real reason to blame someone for their life, they still should take responsibility for their part. If your parents made you finish everything on your plate, why didn't you do like thousands of other kids and hide part of it in your napkin or your pocket? If you blame your coworker for making you finish their work after you completed yours early, you could've gone to someone else who really should be helped (like the person who is always putting in overtime and never complaining because it needs to get done) instead of being forced to help the person who just doesn't want to do the work.

    At the very least, we can at least control how we react to the things happening in our lives. If someone has a medical condition it is up to them as the patient to keep pushing to get it diagnosed and treated in the best way possible while doing whatever possible to be positive. Giving up makes it impossible to ever get better, no matter what the doctors do.
    3446 days ago
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    When we point a finger at someone... three more are pointing back at us.. Good Blog... emoticon
    3446 days ago
    Heck, I know people who have Blame some one else day, everyday!
    3446 days ago
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    Never heard of this day - heck, I pretty much figured that at least in America, if not the entire free world, this is pretty much an *everyday event*.....Friday the 13th is something I can deal with, but the other day, well - not so much......

    3446 days ago
    I like that and your acceptance of it. I hear women blame their mothers for making them fiinsh all their food about 50 years previously, Sooner ir later we all have to accept its up to us no one else. Thanks for reminder. Irene in England
    3446 days ago
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