January 5, 2011

Victim Mentality

Do you know someone like this? Life is always a tragedy, all is horrible all of the time and it seems to always be the other persons fault but never their own? Lack of proper coping skills can run some people scared and unable to handle the normal ups and downs that life offers. The drama King/Queen or even Princess seem to take issue with everything. This is where the victim mentality comes in. The mental focus that everyone is out to get them. Individuals with this kind of mind set live very tormented sorrowful lives. Can this cycle of living ever be stopped? I felt compelled to research this subject so I found this great article about how to break free from this very destructive line of thinking so as to live a more honest, productive and...the key word here is..'happy' life!

Click Here to Read the Article From Henrik Edburg

Do you remember this Shakespearean quote?
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!

Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.

Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82
"To thine own self be true" is Polonius's last piece of advice to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris, where he'll be safe from his father's long-winded speeches

Polonius has in mind something much more Elizabethan than the New Age self-knowledge that the phrase now suggests.  by "true" he means "loyal to your own best interests." Take care of yourself first, he counsels, and that way you'll be in a position to take care of others.(enotes)

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