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People that respect your victim-hood do so because it makes them feel better about themselves.

It doesn’t mean that they are malicious or have bad intentions. But they most likely don’t even realise it themselves.

In fact, you may be supporting others in ways that comfort you more than it helps them.

When we find familiarity in our struggles that others share, we risk polarising towards those who make us feel better about where we are, rather than seeking out those who may be able to guide us towards uplifting ourselves out of that space.

That’s one of the difficulties of being in a victim head space without realising it. We become really good at making others feel OK about their weakness while believing that we’re supporting them to overcome it.

Before you take offence to what I’m saying, you need to realise that you’re only a victim when you allow the oppression of others to define your self worth, and to dictate your effort towards establishing a life worth living.

The moment you own your life and rise above the impact of that oppression, you’re no longer a victim, you’re a fighter!

Not a survivor! A fighter!

You lose the sweetness of life when you focus on coping as best as you can.

That’s why you must always strive to rise above, to overcome, to prevail, and never to surrender or cope with what life throws at you.

You only get one shot at life.

Make it count.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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