Get Out Of Victimhood
Recently an acquaintance in a government job got transferred to an unglamorous place far away from where his son was studying. He did not get any place of his choice for the fourth time in a row. As all his hopes were dashed, he fell into a melancholy mood, relentlessly rueing his ill fate. He imagined himself to be a victim of the system. Most of us are prone to harbouring thoughts of victimhood of one kind or the other. Many a time we blame our fate, at others we slam the system. Sometimes circumstances become our ‘enemy’. We make a habit of sulking with the notion that we are victimised by the system, discriminated against by divinity. Negative thoughts overwhelm you. The mind of the person who feels victimised becomes agitated with helplessness. The ‘victim’, displaying self-pity to the hilt, vainly attempts to invoke the sentiments of sympathy from one and all.
Feelings of victimhood lowers your morale and confidence. Then instead of facing challenges bravely, you only make things worse. You cannot extricate yourself from the vicious web spun by your own negativity. Your position is further weakened and becomes susceptible to further ‘victimisation’. You become a victim of imaginary victimhood.
The sooner you free yourself from the irrational downward spiral of victimhood the better. If we stay positive, the outcome will eventually be positive.