What is blame?

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I am (slowly) learning to take blame less personally, by redefining blame. This is my favourite definition, from Gerald Weinberg's Managing Yourself and Others.

When I blame, I attempt to build myself up by tearing down others because I don’t have the confidence I can amount to much any other way.

Blaming usually fools people who are unsophisticated, or whose own self-esteem is at a low ebb.

The knowledgeable observer, however, sees the amount of blaming as a sure measure of how inadequate the blamer feels.

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