Stop being a volunteer victim


victimA victim is someone who has relinquished control over some part of their lives to something or someone else.   Having a victim’s mentality means having a sense of fear or helplessness.   It’s like someone who is afraid of the dark, but not brave enough to get up and turn the lights on. 

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17 thoughts on “Stop being a volunteer victim

  1. M1ch3ll says:

    This is very true, we love feeling sorry for ourselves instead of manning up!

  2. orestgtd says:

    “A victim is someone who has relinquished control over some part of their lives to something or someone else.” That’s a great definition for victim.

  3. Thank you and I hope you have a GREAT Memorial Day.

  4. Great story and lesson Cranston. Being a victim is a terrible life. Your mother had great insight in how to handle the problem. Have a great Monday!

  5. calajury says:


  6. Tina,

    And STEW is a loosely used word. ; )

  7. Tammy Davis says:

    I laughed out loud when the hearing aids came out and the glasses flew off. Great story and great lesson.

  8. ha. Thanks Tammy. I love telling that story, one because its true and two because I really want it to help someone.

  9. My sister has a word that I love… victimlicious (victim + delicious). It’s when someone really gets into being a victim. Sometimes we like our victimhood – and that’s ok – for a little while. But then we have to move on and re-gain some control over where our lives are going.

  10. This is the theme of the week in the Spirit I think 🙂 I wrote this on FB earlier this week: “So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.” …The Eagles, “Already Gone”. God gives the power to break those chains and be FREE!

  11. jamestollefson says:

    This is awesome, man. Good story.

  12. Reblogged this on justlikeastar93 and commented:

  13. Great story. This is just the same as winning ourselves and overcoming our own fear. Love the point you made.

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