Philosophy Tuesday

July 15, 2014

This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.

I assert that the words “responsibility” and “blame” have become collapsed together in our everyday parlance.

Under this collapse, who would ever want to be responsible for something, anything, how anything turns out, how anything goes, the outcomes of anything, lives, experiences, community, family, world, self, if that means they will be blamed for it when it goes awry?

Divorcing anew responsibility from blame could open up whole new avenues and power.


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  3. […] scenes are amazing on so many levels. We have characters choosing to take responsibility and to apologize, and how they apologize are pretty darn good examples of how to. We have […]

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