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What is victimization?

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

Sidney, We live in a world where individuals feel entitled and expect certain things. If these expectations are not met the person may feel like a victim. How many times do you hear, “Why did this happen to me? I don’t deserve this? I did everything I was supposed to, this shouldn’t happen to me?” Victimization is truly living an insufficient life. A victim mentality can not only ruin your life but the life of those who love you. Take responsibility for your life. You are the product of all of the decisions you made and the ones you chose not to make. Why are you exempt from bad things happening to you? Again, life is a classroom, not a prison. Individuals who live a life as a victim are in prison, yet the key to freedom is already in the door. I have discovered that most victims don’t want to open that door because they don’t want to take responsibility for their own lives. Be the hero of your life, not the victim.

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