This week, Kanye West released his latest album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” While I’ve had the album in my iTunes for a couple weeks, I hadn’t really listened to the lyrics on the tracks until a couple of nights ago. On one of my favorite songs of the album “Blame Game”, Kanye laments over an ex who was unfaithful. Frequently flip-flopping between pain and and all out fury, what Kanye never seems to do in the entire 8 minutes of the song is acknowledge his role in the issue.
There’s a reason for everything. Nothing ever happens “just because.” We may not see or understand it immediately, but there is always a purpose, or cause for everything that transpires. How easy is it to toss the blame on someone else, and forget that we all have a role to play in our own happiness, anger, and sadness? Very easy, but the easy way isn’t always the best way. Especially not in this situation.
Here’s another example. I was talking to a group of people about the most recent season of Dancing With The Stars, right after singer Brandy Norwood was kicked off of the show last week. I was going on and on about all the travesties, the Tea Party conspiracies and lack of dancing talent, when I was asked if I voted. I had to hang my head in shame. I never voted, but I was upset at the outcome of the results. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
There is an inherent responsibility that we all carry when it comes to the facets of our life. It’s way too easy to off-put all of our issues on someone or something else instead of taking a moment to really evaluate all of the forces that come together to create our undesirable situation. Add this to the list of things we all need to work on…I really wrote this as a reminder to myself.
We all have the power to take control of one person, and that is ourselves. Acknowledging the areas where we fall short and make mistakes is just one step in the process of becoming great, and just growing in general. None of us are perfect or without fault, and the sooner we learn that, the sooner we’ll be able to tap into our happiness more frequently. So, instead of playing the blame game…lets just solve our issues. Easier said than done, right? I know. It’s a process.
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- “Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Review” and related posts (musicloversgroup.com)
- The Beautiful Dark Twisted Truth About Kanye West (sbnation.com)