We either block issues out because the issues are too difficult, or when we look back we’re not willing to agree another person’s version of our story.
Why do some of us go to great lengths to avoid responsibility?
We avoid responsibility because it seems too difficult. We’re not always mentally mature enough to accept that we are responsible.
In some circumstances, we may also choose to ignore the things we’ve done, won’t accept that we are responsible, or will go to great lengths to point the finger at someone else. But whatever our issue with taking responsibility, without taking responsibility, we will keep repeating the same mistakes and patterns, in a different format later on.
There is a train of thought of course that just because we choose to block something out, live in denial or avoid responsibility on the very things we must take responsibility for, doesn’t mean that what happened didn’t happen, or doesn’t exist outside of our four walls.
Everything we do starts in childhood. Children are not always brought to task over their behaviour, either because it’s easier for their parents, or they’re expected to sort their own battles out, but that’s not how it should work.
Life shows that an unaccountable child is an unaccountable adult and an uncountable adult means they’ll never be answerable or accountable for their actions, but even if we avoid being responsible or choose not to make ourselves responsible or accountable, those things will never go away or go unnoticed.
The universe knows and will work to make us accountable, regardless of whether we choose to accept and be responsible.