The Hadith teaches us to focus on our own wrongs and not to blame others. On the contrary, the Western attitude trains us to throw the blame onto others and always find an escape route for ourselves.
Sometimes we are made to suffer the bitter consequences of our wrong doings. Largely this happens when we either belittle a person who got caught up in some wrong activity or we regard any wrong deed as insignificant. When embarking on a sin, don’t think whether this is a major or minor sin. Rather look at who you are disobeying. The sin may be small but by committing it we are displeasing Allah Ta‘ala who is the greatest of all beings.
When a person has the correct mindset then his entire life is in order. He fully understands how to overcome any situation and brings comfort to himself as well as others. This correct mindset is attained by associating with the pious.
Source: Al- Haadi