In case anyone from work reads this, look at the time, I’m on my lunch break 🙂 This morning on my run, I was pondering the passivity thing. I started thinking about many scenarios where basically I allowed someone else to make or influence a decision I should have made. I thought about times when I went along with something, often meaning, I allowed the herd to make my choice, and then was able to blame a less than stellar outcome on the herd. “I really didn’t want to go along with that but everyone else wanted to so I went along.” If one of those happens to turn out real badly, I can actually get a little bit peeved at the herd! As I untangle all of this mess, I see it began when I passively allowed the herd to make a choice for me that went against my better judgment! I can think of very few instances when I don’t have some choice, some ability to act rather than to be passive while acted upon. Life is all about me taking responsibility for my life for my choices. I’m going to start viewing blame as an opportunity to see what choice of mine I allowed someone else to make for me.