Practice Safe Self Control

The Devil made me do it

More than once in my life when I have made a statement to the effect of, “I didn’t want to do it, but X made me do it.” I am quite sure I am far from the only one to blame others for my actions. None of us want to take credit for the worst of who we can be, so we turn excuses into rationalization, and then say it is justified.

We do not like to admit the truth, what we do is always our choice. When someone does something awful and says, “You made me do this,” what they are actually saying is, “You made me want to do this, so I decided I would do it.” We have confused someone giving us the urge to do something with someone making us do it.

We cannot control what other people say, or do to us, but regardless of what is done, we are responsible for our own actions, reactions, and interactions. We can control ourselves well, or we can control ourselves poorly, but we always control ourselves.

The devil didn’t make you do a thing.

Everyone has a responsibility to practice safe self control.

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One thought on “Practice Safe Self Control

  1. “We cannot control what other people say, or do to us, but regardless of what is done, we are responsible for our own actions, reactions, and interactions.”

    A lesson I have learn over the years! More people need to remember this. For me it is more I am not responsible for the other persons actions and reactions to what I say or do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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