Today’s Word: accusation

June 13, 2018 =========

☆  accusation  非難


If you make an accusation against someone, you criticize them or express the opinion that they have done something wrong. When we are angry at someone, it’s very easy to make accusations, rather than express our actual feelings. We blame others and make accusations that it was them that made us feel that way, rather than us reacting to their actions in a certain way.

My kids are always making accusations about each other. “He did X” or “He made me angry.” So, one day, I said to my oldest son, “Just once, please don’t start with an accusation of what Charlie did. Please don’t say, ‘Charlie did X.” So, later that day, he came running into the kitchen crying and upset, and I said, “What’s wrong?” and he said, “Someone did X.” ha ha clever kid, I asked him not to automatically make an accusation about Charlie, so he made an accusation about “someone” instead. Ha ha!