Blame, blame and more blame.
It’s your fault we’re like this. I feel like this because of you. In England, the Conservative government are blaming the Labour government for current issues and they haven’t been in government for 6 years. At present, Spanish politicians are fighting for power blaming each other for the lack of any progress in agreeing to form a government and as long as the blame cycle continues, nothing changes.
Admittedly, we don’t expect our politicians to necessarily be emotionally aware, but one thing you would think comes in their job description is the ability to listen. Too many have perhaps perfected the art of feigning or selective hearing, but either way, they’re not listening. They have their own personal or party agenda and that’s it regardless of the people who voted for them.
So let’s shout and point at each other until we find a solution that we’re both happy with. And then, when lo and behold, talks fail, it was somebody else’s fault. Taking responsibility for when things go right or wrong can be challenging and not just for politicians.
So, how can we learn from all this blaming behaviour?
One first step could be listening to each other.
How do you feel when someone ‘really’ listens to you with no distractions and just focuses on you and what you’re saying? Or maybe you’ve experienced the opposite more?
And equally, how many times have you really listened to somebody? And how do you feel when you are the one doing the listening?
And if you haven’t tried it recently, maybe you could give it a go?
Blaming politicians is lazy and just makes us like them. Let’s break the cycle and try to learn something from them by not being like them.
So, what do you want to say?