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DAY 1158 -- May 15, 2017
Prompt: They say when a computer does something wrong, it blames another
computer. Isn’t it the same with people? Do animals blame others, too?
Isn’t blaming someone else an act of refusing to take responsibility?
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Is the act of passing blame part of our ingrained fear of failure or a
function of the self-preservation drive that we as humans beings all
As the oldest sibling, it was certainly easier to blame my brother and
sister for things than to take the blame myself. If my little sister was
crying, that was my bratty brother's fault for teasing her and that
glass vase that was destroyed, well, that was because "they" were
fighting. In both instances and in countless others from our childhood,
as the oldest I could have deflected the teasing and kept the peace. I
could have taken the responsibility for things going awry. Later in my
life I became much for adept at admitting fault, sometimes accepting
the blame in situations when it wasn't mine to shoulder. Blame is a
powerful tool we have at our disposal, to use against others and
No one wants to be responsible for something bad happening, in life, in
work, in relationships. Sometimes though, decisions get made and the
outcome isn't what we would like. I believe one of the hallmarks of a
true leader is their ability to know when to accept and when to assign
blame. For a President who campaigned on the presumptive premise that he
was the only one who could fix our broken country, he has shown an
alarming and adept ability to "pass the buck" now that he has gained the
highest office in the land. President Trump can lite the world on fire
with a early morning, ill-advised twitter rant, then resolutely blame
his surrogates/associates for mismanaging the press and failing to
cultivate public perception in his favor. He can make executive
decisions, then lay the blame for those decisions on the shoulders and
at the feet of others when the fallout threatens his fragile carefully
constructed self-image. No one is perfect, people make mistakes and
leaders make mistakes with much more weight and consequence than most of
us. As an American, I don't expect perfection but I would like to
believe that our leader would have accountability and humility. I would
expect the President of the United States would have the integrity to
admit when he was wrong or misinformed or directly responsible for
decisions regardless of their ultimate outcome. As a American, I hope that our President will do better than those that came before him and serve as an example for those that follow.
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DAY 1642: May 15, 2017
Prompt: "At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a
kaleidoscope of new possibilities." Jean Houston Write a story about
laughter, new possibilities, or a Kaleidoscope. Alternatively, you can
write your opinion about this quote.
Laughter can often be the light in the dark. In the times of my deepest
grief, I have been given a reason to laugh and it has shown me the path
to peace again. Laughter is not bound by language or cultural barriers,
is in a unifying and universal joy. I love the visual implications of
the quote given how laughter can diffuse arguments and abruptly change
the course of a conversation.