Don’t Blame It On the Rain

When you think about the rain, do you see it as a random occurrence? Or do you see it as a result of a natural progression of molecules getting together to form precipitation? Even though the rain may seem to come out of no where, it does not just happen. The molecules were forming somewhere up there in the atmosphere before it fell from the sky to ruin my day.

Many of us either love to blame or hate being blamed. We live in a world where making excuses and finding reason for our actions are normal. It is sad to think that we are so messed up that we cannot even be honest with ourselves.

There are many reasons why we place blame and make excuses. Many times it is because we need to justify the things that we do. Other times it is because we do not want to be blameworthy. We live in a society of cowards. People are afraid to say “I did it, because I wanted to”. We do not want others to be mad at us so we play the victim.

Webster’s Dictionary defines victim as “a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some impersonal agency: a victim of misplaced confidence; the victim of a swindler; a victim of an optical illusion.” Now I do not know about you, but the definition speaks truth. How many of us are deceived by our own emotions or ignorance? I think the real question here is are we really deceived? Or are we choosing to live in ignorance… Many of us walk around like we are oblivious to everything, but in reality we are not. We know exactly what we are doing, but we would like for people to think otherwise.

Things do not just happen people and anyone who believes so is a fool. Somewhere deep down you either wanted to do something or at least thought about it. So when it happens, why is it that the first words that come to mind are “it just happened”? We have to start owning up to not only our actions, but our thoughts, because thoughts eventually turn into actions. If you think about something long enough, you are going to want to do it.

Life is not as complex as we make it. If we just own up to our thoughts and actions the world would not be as screwed up as it is now. Maybe you wouldn’t have hurt as many people. I find that when you don’t own up to things, you lose respect and once you lose respect it gets on and poppin. That’s when tensions build, words get exchanged and bows get thrown.

So please, let’s do each other a favor and just be real. Things do not “just happen”, it is never a “surprise”. If we go back a little, I am sure we can find the origin of the action. Stop blaming it on the rain and just do what you do. Hiding behind it is not going to make it any better because in reality who are you really fooling?

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~Enlightenment is the key to true bliss~

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