We all know your little brother pushed you down the stairs and broke your arm. And your cousin Suzie broke the tire swing in your front yard so you could never experience the joy of wind in your hair ever again. Justice needed to be served, so you gladly pointed a finger at those responsible.
So many of us are quick to place blame when others have done wrong, especially when they did wrong by us. What’s even worse is when we place blame on the victims of situations. But the blame game is a vicious one that can tear down a group and damage relationships.
We should hold people accountable for their actions, but instead of focusing on who messed up, we should focus on how to fix the problem and move forward.