It is sorta natural in the USA, because the idea filters down from our Government. When there is a BIG problem in the nation, many times, instead of looking for ways so FIX it immediately the blame game starts… In recent history some in the Obama Administration blamed Bush for years. Now the same will be heard from the Trump team, That was Obama’s fault. (That does not fix a thing)
Therefore we tend to do the same, unless we are careful… I have tried for the past 35-40 years to take responsibility for MY decisions. When one is trying to accept responsibility, one must be careful or we will fall back.
When I wrote that, I thought of something I heard years ago:
“I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I AM BLAMING YOU!”
Now: Mira, Over at ‘Respice, Prospice’
Mentioned a regret, that of not being beside her father at his death.
I remember my own dad, I was about six years old, and we were passing within a mile of his mother’s home. Dad was driving a ’46 Chevy at the time. We live about 70 miles away. Dad said, “I should go by and see mama, but we need to get back home.”
(Above is Grandma Darnell's grave site, Me dad, mon and Shirl)
A couple hours later we arrived home and our phone was ringing, It was one of dad’s brothers, “Frank, mama is dying and asking for all of us.”
We arrived back but she never regained consciousness. Dad hated that. Then many years later at his death, I could not be there. I was in an airplane circling Charlotte. The plane could not land due to bad weather. He was literally dying a few thousand feet below me in the hospital. I did not make it. Yes, I too have that regret.
My dad died the year this truck was born, 1972 Ford. (I am beat, I hope there are not too many errors. ;-))