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Tantigirl's avatar

Would you blame someone else for the choices that you made?

Asked by Tantigirl (1709points) October 7th, 2008

How about if someone blamed you for the choices that they made?

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syz's avatar

While it is human nature to blame everyone else for anything that goes wrong, I would hope that I would be able to recognize that I am ultimately responsible for myself.

poofandmook's avatar

No, but I will most definitely blame someone for putting me in a situation where I have to make that decision, if it’s warranted.

SoapChef's avatar

I have done it and if you ever want to feel like a big heel, I highly recommend it.

Tantigirl's avatar

@poofandmook – but aren’t you ultimately responsible for what you do though? I would think that no matter what someone else does or says, the end result is because of a choice that you made.

wundayatta's avatar

I don’t blame others for my decisions, but I readily take responsibility for their bad decisions. Feel free to do the same, if you like. I’ve got a twin-barreled blame trap. I can handle it!

Nimis's avatar

I agree with Poof. While the decision you make is ultimately only yours to make, there are certain situations where the window of choice is very narrow. Though I’m guessing both parties would be involved in creating those factors.

Bri_L's avatar

I had an answer, but SoapChef took it so now I am speechless. Thanks SoapChef!

I agree with Poof. There are times when your put in a situation to choose bad and bad.

poofandmook's avatar

@Tanti: yes, I’m responsible for what I do. But if the actions of others force me to have to choose between a bad decision and a worse decision… whereas if they hadn’t done [blank] I wouldn’t have had to make any decision at all… then I blame them for forcing me to make a bad decision.

marinelife's avatar

I might fleetingly long to, but I would quickly have to own it. My inner critic would insist that I step up and take responsibility for my actions.

augustlan's avatar

It’s an urge we must all resist.

futureatcs's avatar

I would in an instance where it would protect my reputation yet leave the other person’s reputation unscathed. If it had the possibility of hurting someone else then no way.

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