By blaming outside circumstances and others, we transfer responsibility into someone else’s hands, losing control in the process. While the environment plays so much in our decision-making, we are now exercising our agency when we learn to act on it instead of reacting. Freedom, however, comes with a price. It is scary to be in charge. What if you mess up? Will you be fired? In order to avoid responsibility, we shift the blame, insulating ourselves from adversity. And then wonder, why we are stuck.
It is a vicious cycle that we become numb to.