Fault vs. Responsibliity

Will Smith posted a video on Facebook the other day - regarding the difference between fault and responsibility.

I really liked it because it echos what I tell people. It doesn't matter whose fault something is.  Figuring out who is to blame is a proxy problem, meaning it's a problem we think we need to solve to solve our problems. It isn't and Will Smith does a good job of explaining why.

Figuring out who is to blame doesn't fix our problems. It is rare that the person who caused a problem will solve it. So don't want for them to fix their crap.

You - take responsibility for what you are going to do given the reality you now have. Yes, that reality might suck. Ok - what are you going to do about it? Whine and hope someone else fixes it?  If so - you may be waiting a really long time.

Take responsibility to fix the problems in your life. Don't wait and hope that someone else will do it for you.

Want to learn how to be more responsible and to cope better with what life throws at you? Considering taking my life skills course - Living Made Simpler - a Humanist Approach.

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