What happened to personal responsibility?
After reading a few of the recent questions, I have begun to wonder why some people blame substances/things for certain outcomes. Im not saying its certain people here, it happens in real life every day. Examples:
I smoke. I do not blame cigarettes if I get cancer, I will blame myself for choosing to smoke. If I act like an asshole at a wedding, I do not blame the alcohol that was served, I blame myself for being stupid and drinking too much. If I become obese, I will not blame McDonalds, I will blame myself for choosing to eat there (I know there are many other reasons people become obese, I’m just using this example because of the people who sued McDonalds). If a child goes to school and shoots his classmates, I do not blame guns. I blame whoever made that gun accessible to a child. I blame the people who didn’t know that the child needed help. Does anyone else think people are always looking for someone or something to blame besides themselves? I know people are going to jump all over me, but I’m honestly trying to understand this.
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