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What Or Who Do We Blame Our Problems On Now

January 21, 2000

What or who do we blame our problems on now that the Y2K problem has been resolved. For months we worried and blamed everything that went wrong on the Y2K virus. We bought food and gas we didn't need as well as hid money in our homes and some even carried locked money boxes in their car trunks.

The truth is that the human race always needs someone or something to blame for the problems that they often create for themselves. If we play a game and lose it is our partner's fault or Lady Luck has left you down. If a friend becomes angry with you it could have been because you have offended that friend either knowingly or unknowingly. When we become close friends we often forget to guard our tongue and often are more honest that we sometimes should be. We confide in them and criticize them never thinking that we may be threatening that friendship. Friends are great to have but we must remember than they are not you. No matter how close you and your friend are there are somethings that must remain unspoken and expressed.

When something goes wrong in our country everyrone blames the President. Granted he is partly to blame but so are the Senate and Congress who help to make the laws and pass them. Then there are the voters who voted for those politicians they voted them into office. Once again they need someone else to blame.

Who do you blame for your problems? Life is hard and the only way to survive it is to try to change the way you feel about the problems in your life. You have several choices but it is up to you to make the right one. The first is to continue blaming others for your problems. The second is look at the problem and try to find a solution, a solution that will either solve the problem or at least help you understand it. The third is to ask someone who is familiar with the problem and can make a suggestion how to resolve the problem. Fourth is to ignore the problem and hope it will go away.

The most important thing to remember is that problems are a part of life. You can either acceot them and try to solve them or ignore them and let them grow all out of proportion. Problems are universal and everyone has them. Everyone one must realize that no matter where you live or who you are, you not alone in having problems.

by Jane Custer - USA, has a BS in Communications and loves writing

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