Every day I hear stories. The stories are rumors and gossip mainly. The story is always different yet the theme is the same. _______ made me, him, or her do it. I feel like people have stopped taking responsibility for their actions and the actions of the people they associate with. A man robs a home; the drugs made him do it. Someone has an affair; loneliness and low self-esteem are to blame. “I murdered him in self-defense” says Jodi Arias while sharing pictures of her victims cock and calling it evidence. There is something very wrong when we look for reasons and explanations in every place except the person responsible. Now I believe in redemption, I believe in salvation, and I believe that people change. May my life be evidence of that. Yet, when I was out there living for myself I never blamed my poor actions on anyone other than myself. Only in our digital age can someone murder another person in cold blood and trend on the internet. I think these people need to go with God, counseling, and rehab, just as much as the next person. Yet, from my personal experience I also know that none of these institutions can do the work for you. You have to want it.