This is an almost inevitable question to ask when something as significant as a brain injury happens to us. Why did this happen to me? Why do I have to cope with all this? Ive done nothing to deserve this, why am I being punished? Why me, why not someone else?
We have a natural tendency to want to blame someone or at least something. It is part of our desire to be able to explain the world, to make things out there predictable and understandable. Human beings do not like being in the dark about things, unable to explain what is going on. It makes us feel insecure. However, the simple fact is that all brain injuries occur through accidents and illnesses. Its often just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even when there is someone else who is clearly to blame, they may not have acted deliberately. Brain injury can happen to anyone, from any section of the community at any time.