Another inspired by a “For Better or For Worse” comic Strip by Lynn Johnston. This one has the two boys playing outside watching water gushing out of a drainpipe. One says, “Lotta water Mike. You really going to stick your hand under there?” To which Mike does. And the first boy says, “Neat! Try the other Hand.” When Mike does, the first boy says, “Why don’tcha take a drink?” And of course Mike does. And then the first boy says, “ Put your Head under. Ha. Go right under.” And of course Mike does.
And at this point Mike realises, “ I’m soaked. Mum’s Gunna kill me!” And then Mike says: “AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!”
Ever been in a similar situation where you have allowed another to egg you on to do something foolish, while they have remained safe, but leaving you to bear the consequences? In a sense it is all partially their fault. But the full responsibility still remains with you for your own actions. So what past foolishness to you have to stop blaming others for, face up to your own responsibilities?
Sure, they may have egged you on, but it was still your choice to proceed or not to proceed.
Maybe even now someone is egging you on to something that they themselves won’t do, but want you to. Well, stop blaming others and start taking responsibility for your own actions. And stop letting others dictate to you if you don’t really want to do what others want you to do. Start taking responsibility for your own actions and let others take their own actions.