It’s no coincidence that we call it a game. The Blame Game has an endpoint: you either win or lose.
You win The Blame Game by choosing what or whom to blame. Your prize for winning The Blame Game isn’t something that you gain. Yes, you gain an out – an escape from responsibility – but responsibility is exactly what you’re losing when you win The Blame Game. By winning The Blame Game, you lose a chance to do something productive about the circumstances that you’re probably at fault for.
You lose The Blame Game by choosing not to play it. Unlike other games, when you lose The Blame Game, there’s a prize. By losing The Blame Game, you win back your responsibility to do something productive about the circumstances that you’re probably at fault for. And I can’t think of a better prize than that.