Who Feels Like A Victim?
Nobody wants to be a victim, but it happens to everyone at some point. Sometimes, it's nobody's fault, it's just life happening.
There are two parts to this: 1) the stuff that happens, and 2) how we feel, think and act in response to it. Sometimes we don't have any control about the stuff that happens, but we have a lot of freedom to choose (control) when it comes to our feelings, thoughts and actions.
look at the different ways we end up feeling like (and sometimes actually being) a victim:
- We are born as small, helpless beings. It's true...as children, we are indeed victims of the circumstances we're born into. This is our first (and very profound) experience of feeling like a victim. The feeling decreases as we develop independence and responsibility.
- We feel like victims (at any age) when we're on the receiving end of abuse, bullying, violence or violation. This is a physical fact, which is why in legal language you hear the term "crime victim."
- People caught up in natural disasters and living in countries with tyrranical leadership are also victims by fact of their circumstances.
- Finally, there are those people who feel like victims, when they
actually are not. This is where you can make a difference.
Everybody feels like a victim from time to time, but our point here is that you want to get out of that victim feeling as soon as you possibly can.
Even in the first three examples above, some people will fall into the victim mentality, and some won't. I recommend that you be one of those who does not see yourself as a victim, no matter what happens.
Consider this important point...
"Most perpetrators of abuse will describe themselves as 'victims.' This is how they justify their destructive behavior."
Claiming the "victim position" is a way of denying any responsibility or blame. This is tricky...because we certainly don't want to "blame the victim" and we also don't want to excuse bad behavior for those claiming to be victims. Ask any courtroom judge how difficult it can be to figure out exactly who the victim was.
Now let's jump into some solutions.
How To Set Yourself Free
It's one thing to be a victim, and it's something else entirely to feel like a victim!
you choose to feel like or think of yourself as a victim, you're denying responsibility and making yourself helpless...and probably angry. Although you may not realize it, most anger comes from feeling victimized.
Here is your path to freedom!
- You don't have to take responsibility for any bad or unhealthy behavior of other people.
- Your freedom comes when you take responsility for how you think, feel and act in response to what happened to you.
- When bad things
happen, ask yourself: 1) What did I do (if anything) to contribute to this outcome? and 2) What can I do now so that it doesn't happen again?
- You set yourself free as soon as you start asking these questions. Make up your mind that you're going to get smarter and stronger by learning as much as you can from anything that happens in your life.
These are powerful insights and tools...but they will only work for you if you use them!
The more you use them, the better they will work for you, and the more skilled you will become.
This highly effective audio program, available as a CD or MP3 download, will help you step out of the victim position by looking for and focusing on what is good,
right and working about you, your life and your circumstances.
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