“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we
can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.”
I’ve been giving lots of thought to the concept of self-defined victimization this week. It has made me increasingly aware of true stories of struggling and survival. Starvation in refugee camps. Childhood cancer. Tough stuff.
It has also made me aware of a tiny release of some little crap that usually bugs me. Just a little. My husband might tell you otherwise, as my heavy sighs were duly noted during a recent TV remote tussle, but I have felt a subtle, gentle shift.
I’ve taken the above quote from a blog I bumped into when writing “Victims”. I found this entry on The Positivity Blog to be a nicely packaged piece about the benefits of staying a victim with tips on pulling yourself out of it. If you fall into the Poor Me pit like I do, I hope you find some helpful nuggets of truth in there. Dig around the site on a gloomy day.