"Stupid" cliche.

“Stupid people” is a cliche I don’t really like or use, but I do think “Irresponsible people” should be in more common usage.

As I am procrastinating studying for my first Conflict Management & Negotiation final, a friend messaged me with a relationship problem. How appropriate!

People are completely irresponsible for themselves. How can you pursue a resolution if you are unwilling to take responsibility for your part of the problem? There is always, definitely, a piece of the pie you can claim your own fault or responsibility. Or, if you don’t like the word fault, fine – but there is some aspect of the conflict, as well as the resolution, you can claim in your hands.

And that isn’t a bad thing, either. It’s a great thing. The more control you have in the realm of the conflict, the more you can do to change it.

That’s why responsibility is so great!

Anyways, the irony of procrastinating my study with this conversation with the friend and his relation woes is, as always, fun and educational.

Side note: this education is making me more straightforward in advice giving. Maybe because I believe in it so much.