Blame Versus Praise

Is it really wise to assign blame to people? Does that really move the ball forward? Maybe you’ll know who not to deal with later, but often it’s just bickering with no point. Instead of asking who did what wrong, why not figure out how to make the situation better? It’s easy to criticize, it’s hard to praise. But praise gives you what you want.

I mean this for the idiots in your day-to-day life, not just the idiots in Congress. Humans are adaptable animals, and animals do more of what they were praised for. Praise the good, don’t blame the bad.

Trying to promote “not” doing something gives no route to redirect the energy. Promote something you like. The energy is then easily redirected. It’s like luring a cat into a box using food rather than trying to push it into the box.

Praise those behaviors around you that you like. It’s much more effective at creating peace and bringing out good behavior.