The Blame Game

I recently read this crazy article about a guy who is suing the makers of an online virtual game called “Lineage II.” The premise for his lawsuit is that the game didn’t contain a warning that he would become so addicted to it that it would make him unable to function normally on a daily basis.

Apparently this game prevented him from getting up in the morning, getting dressed, bathing or even being able to communicate with family and friends. Are you serious?

It reminds me of the lawsuits that have been filed against McDonalds, citing it was the fast food chain responsible for making them obese. As John Stossel is known to say, “Give me a break!”

When will people begin to take responsibility for their own actions? If someone sits around all day playing video games or eats frequently at McDonalds, they have only themselves to blame. I am frankly quite tired of people putting the blame for their personal choices on others. I call this the blame game.

There are temptations everywhere around us. We could literally live day by day without moving off the couch if we really wanted to. We can now access everything online. We can pay bills online, shop online and the list goes on.

We could also eat anywhere we like. We could stop cooking meals altogether and live off fast food chains. Yes the temptations are there. The question is will we give in to them? And if we do, will we take personal responsibility?

It is time that Americans stop making excuses. We have to take full and complete responsibility for our own choices and actions. I could complain about the last couple of weeks that I have been really struggling with a couple of pounds.

I was doing really well with losing weight and then suddenly I gain back two more pounds. Why? I am giving in to poor food choices. I have only myself to blame. I can’t blame Sonic or Dunkin Donuts. I made the choice to drive there and order the food.

What excuses have you been making for not exercising? Or not eating right? It’s time to lay aside the excuses, stop blaming others and take responsibility for our lifestyles.

Don’t give up on changing your lifestyle and become a healthier you. Remember that small steps can lead to big changes. The blame game and excuses will get you nowhere.

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About Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.