Something that I often think about is in our world it is very rare that someone will hold their hands up and take the blame for when they have made a mistake or done wrong. When I started work full time I quickly learnt that if I make a mistake then it was better to hold my hands up for the error rather then try to hide it or pass the blame onto someone else. In my experience its better to own up to a mistake because if you pass the blame or try to hide it and are found out then you will be in more trouble.
I’m not saying to take the blame when you are not at fault, but when you do make a mistake, own up. It drives me crazy when people try to pass the blame onto others. A good example is after a car crash, the person who is at fault will often get out and scream at the other driver to intimidate them and maybe make them admit to the accident being their fault.
Should I be surprised that the world Is like this? No, not at all. Everyone from the heads of state down to people who can’t be bothered to do anything other then get out of bed lie their way out of trouble.
Even with silly things like tripping over a cable that is in your way, or bumping into someone when you’re sending a text message. How about we pay more attention to our surroundings and we look out for ourselves. We take responsibility for ourselves.
I’d like to think that one day this culture will end and a little more honesty will come through, I’m not holding my breath though.
I hope I don’t sound like I’m preaching here, I am far from perfect but I try my best to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them. When I do make a mistake I will own up to it, I don’t pass the blame onto anyone else. That’s not me, I won’t say it has never been but its not me now.
Take responsibility for yourselves.
Okay rant over 🙂