Daily headlines of violence are disturbing They detail horrific behavior: random killing of strangers,.cruel treatment of infants and the innocent.
I believe it is the result of the slow but inexorable growth of the idea that : “it’s not my fault”. Bad parenting, abused as a child, deprived of this, deprived of that, it’s the governments’ fault. Notes of a killer had names of those that had “harmed” him
Quite simply, if one can simplify social trauma, it is the lack of responsibility inherent in a percentage of the population of the last two generations. My eight and ten year old granddaughters go to a wonderful rural school which teaches the “Three Rs”:
1, Respect for others.
2. Respect for myself .
3. Responsibility for my own actions.
Number three is key. Everyone is free to succeed or fail. All too often we hear people blame a person or an entity for their failure.
If the 3 Rs are applied and taught at a young age perhaps we can get away from the blame game. The Eagles have a song that tells it like it is. It is titled: “Get Over It”. The song is an excellent commentary on the blame game.