Keeper of the eternal blame

Words of wisdom from Blogospheric Arbiter of Civility, Decorum and Multicultural Sensitivity Robert Stacy McCain:

As long as you can laugh at your problems, you’re probably going to be OK. You may be dead broke and living in a cardboard box under a freeway overpass, but if you can still laugh about it, at least you’re not totally crazy. And the most important thing to remember in that kind of situation is this: It’s all your fault.

The minute you start looking around for somebody else to blame for your problems, you’ve bought yourself a ticket on a one-way train to oblivion, and the next-to-last stop on that line is Crazyville.

See also Jimmy Buffett, wasted away in nearby Margaritaville, who ultimately conceded: “It’s my own damn fault.”

If you’d rather hear it from someone else, try P. J. O’Rourke:

“One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.”

I’ve been to Crazyville, and I don’t mind telling you, it sucks.


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  1. ak4mc »

    20 September 2010 · 10:42 am

    O’Rourke’s comment would undoubtedly lead some to conclude that the DMV is in cahoots with The Person Responsible for It All, otherwise TPRfIA’s picture wouldn’t be on their driver’s licenses.

  2. CGHill »

    20 September 2010 · 10:44 am

    I’d bet that if you retraced the Person’s steps far enough, you’d find that he actually transacted business with the DMV. Coincidence? Not bloody likely.

  3. ak4mc »

    20 September 2010 · 11:34 am

    You know who else has done business with the DMV? Emmanuel Goldstein!

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