Friday, August 9, 2013

The Blame Game

It seems an inherent human trait to want to blame someone or something for a "misfortune." Be it as simple as running late, waiting in line, spilling coffee on our pants---something other than oneself is usually the "culprit." I want to share with you that I have discovered the source...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUCWczTg4WE

That's right! Blame it on the Bossa Nova. Starting now, whenever you encounter someone or something that allows you to move towards anger or exasperation, simply blame it on the Bossa Nova. This technique (however silly) will provide an opportunity for you to recalibrate your emotional state. A chance to review how pointless it is to "point a finger." That you expend a great deal of energy explaining away that which is, ultimately, unimportant. You might even want to consider how appealing self-effacing humor can be.

If you can't bring yourself to laugh at the world, you have misplaced your sense of humor. Self-importance has crept in and skewered your sense of proportion. We are what we are and we do what we do; embracing our actions and holding ourselves accountable produces a sense of self that is truly liberating. Until you are ready for that type of freedom however, you can always blame it on the Bossa Nova.

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