National Blame Someone Else Day reminds us that we often shift the blame to others, finding thousands of reasons for failure, blaming others or some things.
The accusations are rooted in the distant past. It all started with the first couple in the world: Adam accused Eve of temptation. He even went further and accused God, because the Almighty created a woman.
Today the story continues. People are divided into 2 types: the first are ready to complain to the whole world, the second take responsibility.
On this holiday, you can exhale: blame everything you want for the whole day, and tomorrow be sure to think about why this happened.
- The phrase ‘scapegoat’ was coined by William Tyndale when he was describing a Jewish ritual. In its course, the priest laid the sins of the people on the goat, which carried them through the wilderness.
- In the medical field, there is the concept of “patient zero” – the first person with a confirmed disease. In a figurative sense, this is a “scapegoat”.
- Eve could agree with Adam by accepting the guilt, but she chose to blame the devil.
- Blaming is a defense mechanism that people use successfully. This is an unconscious psychological process to reduce negative experiences.
How to take part
National Blame Someone Else Day is about accepting mistakes and learning not to make them in the future. If it is difficult to cope with emotions, you can stay at home and not provoke quarrels.
It would be useful to spend the next few days productively: write down everything that happened and who you blamed for it, be sure to share it with your friends!
When is National Blame Someone Else Day celebrated in 2023?
National Blame Someone Else Day is observed on August 13 each year.