When you point a finger ...

Have you ever found yourself to be particularly critical of a certain person or group of people? Have you ever found yourself "pointing a finger" at someone for something he or she did or said that didn't agree with your way of doing things?

It is very easy for us to point at what is wrong "out there" or with "the other guy." The most appealing thing about pointing the finger is that it appears to divert blame from us to others! Often when I am tempted to point at the wrongs of others, however, an adage comes to mind. It says, "Whenever you point a finger at someone else, you point three back at yourself."

Two views—one true
February 19, 1996

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