Blaming, the fine art of making others responsible for all the difficult things that happen to us.
National Blame Someone Else Day (NBSED) falls annually on the first Friday 13th of each year. The day originates from 1982 and was invented by Anne Moeller of Clio. One morning Miss Moeller’s alarm clock failed to go off and from there created a domino effect of bad luck events which accused thought her day which happened to be Friday 13th.
The hashtag #BlameSomeoneElseDay has been trending on Twitter this morning along side many peoples stories of bad luck where as science has proven when things seem to go wrong it always is easier for the mind to blame someone or something else other than the reality.
Researcher Brene Brown says this about blame:
“Accountability by definition is a vulnerable process. It means me calling you and saying my feelings were hurt by this, and talking. People who blame a lot seldom have the tenacity and grit to hold people accountable and it’s one of the reasons we miss our opportunity for empathy.
Whether you are using blame to be superior or a victim, both come from a lack of self-esteem.”
Many researchers state that by blaming someone else it is just a way of not wanting to be held accountable or responsible for the consequences. Will you be blaming anyone today for your unfortunate events?