Blaming Who??

A couple of days ago, I was out shopping and ended up waiting for what seemed like forever to pay for my items. While in line, I got to listen to the most interesting conversation.

The 3 women behind me spent the entire time complaining about how they thought the government should regulate the fast food industry. They were upset that they and their children had gained so much weight over the years, and thought the government should do something about it. They talked about having the fat levels decreased in the food, and that they should make restaurants stop using butter and sugar, and it went on and on. They truly believed that their “state” wasn’t their fault.

I tried to not turn around and look at them, but I finally had to give in and check these ladies out. I wasn’t surprised to see that they were all significantly overweight, and that their buggy was filled with nothing but junk food. They looked at me and when sensing some “fat girl solidarity”, they gave me that look of “you agree, right”. And well, yeah, I don’t agree. Sorry.

I am overweight because I ate too much. I chose the crappy food that I ate. No one forced me and as easily as I made bad choices, I could’ve made good ones instead. I am responsible for the predicament that I’m in, and it’s most certainly not the government’s fault. Craziness.

Don’t want to be fat, don’t eat crappy food all the time. Don’t want your kids to dress provocatively, don’t buy them those kinds of clothing. Don’t want to be in debt, stop spending money you don’t have. Don’t want to fail a test, study.

For the love of peaches people, take some responsibility for your own choices. Quit blaming everything that is wrong in your world on everyone else. When things continually don’t get better or don’t go your way, there’s probably a reason. Look inward, and maybe, just maybe you’ll see the problem.

Own your crap. It’ll set you free and help you get to where you need to be going.

And seriously, you’ve got free will to do whatever you choose. Want different – Do different. Period.

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8 thoughts on “Blaming Who??

  1. Karen September 12, 2013 at 1:05 am Reply

    AMEN!! And if the parents never take responsibility, how are their children ever believe that they can make responsible choices? Another thought is to stop buying junk/prepackaged food and buy healthy vegetables and fruit and learn to cook and teach your children to help so they learn as well. If people quit buying, the suppliers will quit producing and the government will never have to get involved.

  2. Lynn September 12, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    I have gained a significant amount of weight in the last 3 years. I just realized that I got my first laptop 3 years ago, and my ipad soon thereafter. I think computers are making us fat! Instead of going outside and doing yard work or staying inside and doing housework, I am on Kijiji. Which leads to spending money I don’t have.

    Snicker!

    But you get my point. We make choices as to what to eat, and we make decisions about what to do with our spare time.

    There are so many laws out there…I don’t want more.

    As usual, love your take on this topic!

    Lynn

  3. Allyce Hawtin September 12, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

    April, You are doing such an amazing job with this blog!!!! I love and agree with pretty darn near everything you say on here!!!!! Love Allyce

  4. Chris September 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    So true! The sad truth is if half of what those ladies were complaining about came to fruition, the fact that government is regulating everything in their lives would then be the complaint…own your own problems – because you are the only one who can resolve them.

  5. sagescenery September 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Well said! Amen!

    Plus, I don’t think our government should take on another thing…they already do too much, for, as you said, things which we should take responsibility for!

    Eating too much food…not getting enough education…etc., our choice!

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