Those People Aren’t The Problem

You know the story.  Someone blames “Those People.”  Those people are lazy, those people are messing everything up, those people are the problem.

I have many friends who are troubled by people who are lazy, who are messing everything up,who cause problems.  Who is doing this?  Friends, family, partners, people they elected – anyone but “Those People.”

As long as we rail against “Those People” we ignore all the people causing us problems – those who affect our lives, those who really are involved in what we do, they have the power to create problems for us.

If we stop blaming “Those People” we’ll discover who we have to blame.

It may even be us.
– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at, publishes books on career and culture at, and does a site of creative tools at He can be reached at