February 13: Blame Someone Else

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May 19, 2015

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Blaming others is easy to do, and it’s encouraged on this day, but it’s not necessarily healthy to play the blame game.

Alexis Mayhue

I’m going to blame you for all my problems and you know why? Today is Blame Someone Else Day.

That test you failed? Blame the kid next to you for giving you the wrong answers. When you trip and fall on your face in the hall? Go right ahead and blame the freshman behind you. Your art table is covered in left over supplies? Blame another student since it’s the easy path to go down.

This is the day you’ve been waiting for and you know it.

Especially if you’re a mother that blames football for her sons death… three years after the fact.

Debra Pyka, the mother of Joseph Chernach, is suing the Pop Warner organization for her sons suicide. She says her son suffered from dementia and that he also had post-concussion syndrome.

Debra Pyka, the mother of Joseph Chernach, is suing the Pop Warner organization for her son’s suicide.

According to Pyka it was all Pop Warner’s fault. They deserve all the blame, don’t you agree? I mean, come on. They gave her the paper to consent to her son playing! They should have never of tempted her with such a thing.

Not only did Pop Warner make sure everyone playing signed a form of consent, they failed to inform her of the dangers of football.

How dare they.

Is your idea of how to play this blame game so extreme?

No? I thought so.

But waittttt a second… Maybe this entire day is just asking for trouble.

Writer Rachel Woods has a lot to say about blaming other people: “If games are supposed to be fun, then why is (the blame game) keeping me in such a bad place?”

According to Woods there are a couple steps that can be taken to avoid blaming others and actually get something out of a bad situation. If you want to read up on this here’s her article (click here). Take five minutes and read it; you won’t regret it.

B-A High School English teacher Ms. Troslte gets the idea and she hasn’t even read the article.

“Truthfully, it is easy to blame other people. I try to take credit for the blame when it applies to me,” she said. “I fully recognize that I make mistakes… many times a day, actually… so I try to take ownership for that, although it isn’t always easy. Otherwise, I just blame Mr. Naylor… just kidding!”