The Problem with Blaming the System


…. Is that we know the system is broken.

If you blame being late to the conference on the airline’s messing up your flights, we have no sympathy because that always happens.

If you blame the government for not delivering, we don’t listen to your rant because you brought them in.

If you blame your poor quarterly financial results on the declining power of television advertising, we cut you no slack because we see it dying all around us.

And you blame the lack of job prospects on the slow economy and the fact that robotics are taking up most industrial jobs, you haven’t told us anything we didn’t already know.

Blaming the system is soothing because it lets you off the hook.

It’s their fault, not mine.

They need to fix it, I don’t have to do anything.

But when the system is broken, we wonder why you were relying on the system in the first place.


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