Psst! It’s the system…
You are not responsible!
The idea that everybody is fully responsible for their
actions is called the DISPOSITIONAL FALLACY by social scientists.
In other words, we wrongly assume people could have acted
differently in particular circumstances, and therefore that we would have been more honest, brave, moral, kind, whatever if we were in that situation.
However research shows that most folk pay too little
attention to the situation and too much to the individual when blaming others for their actions.
Didn’t Jesus say something about throwing the first stone?
Let’s have more compassion and less condemnation.
We are all the same animal.
It’s the system that needs changing.