A Quotation About The Uselessness Of Blame From Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

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When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them,  they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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12 thoughts on “A Quotation About The Uselessness Of Blame From Thich Nhat Hanh

  1. msauthorette May 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm Reply

    A wise observation. :-)

  2. readefining May 24, 2014 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing this gem of a quote! Very inspiring and much needed to hear this!
    -Laine:)

  3. irinadim May 24, 2014 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Wise advice. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. chandleur1 May 24, 2014 at 9:54 pm Reply

    This was a very apt and necessary thought. Please keep them coming.

    • Renard Moreau May 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm Reply

      [ Smiles ] Thank you for sharing your perspective.

  5. createmusic May 25, 2014 at 2:43 am Reply

    Reblogged this on Higher Density Blog.

  6. dreamweaver333 May 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on dreamweaver333.

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