Saturday, May 30, 2020

Blame is a Loser's Game

I said I would write about blame, but to tell you the truth, I think it’s a little too late to make any difference in the near term as far as humanity is concerned, but thankfully, it's never too late to take responsibility.

COVID-19, the Republicans or the Democrats, take  your pick; my favorites these days are by far the rogue AI and the orange man. So let’s talk about blame: it’s still a losing man's’ game. Have a look, did you ever see a winner crossing the finish line, pointing an index finger at the ones behind? Or how about a firefighter who got seriously burned saving a child; did you ever see him or her cursing the little one for having to be saved?  Of course not, because winners don't blame. Blame is simply for losers who have yet to understand how the game of life is won.

Fortunately, a lost game can almost always be turned around in an instant simply by doing the following. Take that index finger along with that outstretched arm and drop them both down to your side. Now lift up your thumb, put the tip of it to your chest and say to the world, “Here I am and I'm taking responsibility right now. And there you have it, the makings of a winner in the process of beginning the journey to be won. Just remember to repeat this process when you get up each morning, before making any important decisions and most of all, whenever you notice the urge to raise that index finger and point it at someone.

Now as much as I would enjoy expounding on the so-called rogue AI, as well as the role of the Orange man, I have an online video conference with family members to attend. This is one of the benefits I guess to come from the COVID-19 crisis, and you know what, we're going to be see a lot more of these benefits - along with some more crisises.

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