“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”― Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life
I’ll be the first to admit at times that I find it hard to blame myself for my own mistakes. I find that when we are younger we are always trying to blame our siblings and get them into trouble, to escape from punishment. I think we use the cop-out answer of that’s what my parents taught me… but, that’s what I was told at home how to feel and think. And yet, we rebel against what our parents and family try to make us to be, because we are our own person… but our mistakes aren’t ours?
I know my mistakes and I can own them. Can you? Because when you can own your mistakes, you can then take the steps you need to change.