I think one of my biggest frustrations is when people fail to see the bigger picture. When a system plays out, just the way it is designed to operate, why do we blame the people who are merely actors in the process? Why do we shoot the messengers?
For example, there are 30-40 million people in this country without health insurance. Many of those people are good, respectable individuals who find themselves in a difficult, and possibly temporary, situation. Others have been raised within a culture of poverty – social, spiritual, cultural, and financial poverty – they don’t know any other way. It isn’t their fault they are in the situations they find themselves, and they don’t know any other way out. Why do we blame these victimized people for the using the only system they know?