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02/24/2016 02:18 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Word Origin Comics: Why Playing the Blame Game Never Works

Blaming's a pretty tricky business:

"All my failures as a human being I blame on my father. Life is about accepting responsibility, and it's time my father started being held accountable for my deficiencies."

― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

"Rationally speaking, blaming one's behavior on alcohol or drugs is like blaming the ladder by which you descended into a pit, or the staircase that took you down to a cellar, for what you found there.

Which is just another way of blaming, and perhaps the best way, because there is solace and a certain stoical peace in blaming everything on the rain, and then blaming something as uncontrollable as the rain on something as indifferent as the Arm of the Lord.

Because nothing can be done about the rain except blaming. And if nothing can be done about it, why get yourself in a sweat about it?"

― Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion

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