Whoever said ‘A bad workman quarrels with his tools’ can’t be more right especially in the Indian context. The bad and inefficient workman blames his tools for a bad job he has done knowing fully well the tools cannot turn back to defend themselves, despite becoming a scapegoat. What I am not able to understand is why we tend to look for scapegoats all our life. The student who performs badly in his/her exam blames the teachers for not having taught the subject well. A timid husband blames his wife for lack of his confidence and assertiveness and vice versa. The children blame their parent/parents for turning out to be misfits in their careers and their boss becomes a scapegoat if they fail to reach the top and so the blame game goes on and the ball is kept rolling till the end of our lives. In doing so, we overlook the fact that History tends to repeat itself!
n.meera raghavendra rao