Who do we blame for the spread of the coronavirus? Will blaming an individual, a State or an entire country help us to deal with the present situation?
If we play the blame game we need to identify and then punish. We are coming from a negative place and our thinking and solutions will be infected with anger or fear. This approach may cause the problem to return or go underground.
If we accept the situation rather than resist it, we will be able to think more clearly and create better solutions. We will also be able to encourage everyone involved to assist rather than protect themselves from punishment.
Acceptance does not mean that we won’t have a thorough enquiry when the crisis has passed. It means that we will focus on the best solution and also ensure that the situation does not occur again.
Blame and shame won’t help to solve any problem. Immediate acceptance of that is happening and a rational approach to problem solving is much more likely to be helpful in solving any problem. Even people who caused the problem are more likely to assist if they are not blamed as the first step to finding a solution. They can be part of the solution rather than continue to be seen as part of the problem.