If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States)
Roosevelt’s comment may have been tongue-in-cheek, but it may also be too true too often. We want to blame our circumstances or other people for our problems in an attempt to excuse our poor choices or bad behavior. In the end (pardon the pun) the cause may well be our own ignorance or lack of discernment. Think carefully, make wise choices, and behave sensibly.
Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right. … A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one. (Ecclesiastes 8:5; 10:2)