Just raising the subject of victim mentality is a dangerous business because those that buy into it will vehemently defend their position - a position born out of negative experiences, negative influences, or negative bias. The thing is… I can’t let it go any further – not that I think my talking about it will change the world – but it may just help a few of you that are listening to get ahead in the world or at least get past whatever victim based thinking is holding you back.
"But victimhood was seductive, a release from responsibility and caring. Fear would be transmuted into weary resignation; failure would no longer generate guilt but, instead, would spawn a comforting self-pity." From the novel Intensity by Dean Koontz
"We must stop this incessant victimhood mentality. Somebody else will not fix things. Somebody else will not make me healthy. Somebody else will not make me happy. These things are my responsibility. Not the neighbour’s, not the government’s, not the church or the civic club." Joel Salatin
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." Harvey Fierstein