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why do most people feel that all of our troubles rest on only one pair of shoulders? why are people so willing to blame someone else rather than take responsibility for their own actions? why is everybody blaming bush for the current GLOBAL crisis we are in? why is the weight of the entire world given to one person? why is everybody expecting obama to fix EVERYTHING? do you truely belive he can fix the entire wrold? what will happen when, being only human, he fails to deliver everybody's expactations of him? why are we so hatefull toward each other and then we wonder why there are wars going on?

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Asked by bi-polarmommy at 9:41 PM on Dec. 27, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Ever hear of a scapegoat? It's human nature to find one.

    It's also human nature to search for a hero.

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:58 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Yep, scapegoating. That and people like simple answers that can be explaned to them in less than 10 seconds.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 10:02 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • I agree!

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:04 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • Ditto!

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:51 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • OP--
    Fabulous questions! Right on!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:26 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • That is the American way. They want an easy out and when they don't get it they blame the one in charge. Anyone running for president know that when the go in.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • There is a theoretical concept called: the person is political. Which is to say that many individual problems/issues have a root in a societal and political issues. For example: domestic violence. Laws are made where a man beats his wife and is fined only about $250 -$300 on average for the first assault. It goes up after each assault. But conviction to even get that fine is difficult. That is a political/societal issue. But it is a personal issue for the person who is being abused and her children. So, IMO, both individual and political issues are linked together. One does not negate the responsibility of the other.


    Answer by frogdawg at 11:43 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • I think you are on to something. If all of us accepted responsibility for our own actions AND showed more empathy and compassion for the situations of others' I think only then we will move beyond the expectation of one person changing the world. It is not enough to just accept responsiblity for your own actions...that is good, but it is also placing yourself in a glass house. You need to have concern and feeling for other people...only then can you be moved to help others.

    I've always believed that if you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.

    But in today's society, many people take the easy way out by putting blame on others. By doing so, it releases them of the responsiblity of being a better human being. There are some situations where you will have to blame others (crime, murder, etc), but those concepts are really not what we are talking about here.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Being dependent on Government is NOT the American Way (in my opinion).

    We are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Some people's pursuit involves the government intervention. Some people's don't.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:57 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • what a GREAT question...wish I had the answer :(

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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