Accountability In 2018
Currently in America, agreement is neither common nor in vogue. Finally, I found the current in vogue agreement… IT AIN’T MY FAULT by The Brothers Osbourne.
Whether you are a fan or Country Music or not, country music tells everyday facts. In their 2017 hit, “It Ain’t My Fault,” The Brothers Osborne tell the common theme prevalent in American Society: the story of a person who is unwilling to accept responsibility for his actions AND THEY HAVE GREAT CLARITY ON WHY IT AIN’T THEIR FAULT.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Blame the ex for the drinkin', Blame the drinkin' for the ex
Blame the two for one tequila's for whatever happens next
But it ain't my fault, No it ain't my fault
Mighta had a little fun, Lotta wrong I'd done, But it ain't my fault”
Humor and sadness are kin. This is the perfect song for today because the person denies and blame problems on someone else or some other thing.
Why do we naturally deny and blame? To protect ourselves from pain and accepting that we don’t know how to fix our problems. We don’t want to feel painful feelings. We want to avoid suffering at all costs. Remember this, when you ask why we have an opioid epidemic.
In Erich Fromm’s book, The Sane Society, he asks, “Can a person be mentally sane in a crazy society?” Good Question, Erich!
Let’s knock off the ostrich pose and accept what’s wrong with our lives and in our society. As Joan Rivers used to say, “Can we talk?” We can’t address problems without talking about them. More Americans are dying from drug overdose than car crashes or gun violence. These are our friends, neighbors and family members.
Informed Families can’t solve these issues but we can help you have truthful realistic discussions that can lead to solutions.
In 2018, please join us in implementing solutions to help future generations grow up safe, healthy and drug free.
I encourage you to listen to It Ain’t My Fault on you tube…it’s got our number! If we change our behaviors, maybe in 2018 The Brothers Osborne could write a different song: “It Is My Fault…and I Accept Responsibility.”