Here is an interesting quote from the Chairmen of the NAACP on “Victim Like Thinking“.
I hear this victim like thinking in many circles. People blame all sorts of things on their plight in life. I’m sure some of it is true. Other times, folks are whiners. They think they are a victim in a movie and it sounds like they are playing the part – nothing they can do about a situation. Almost always, decisions they have made as adults have led them directly to where they are at that moment. Yes, there is luck involved, but it is not the only/overidding factor.
If you don’t like something, or feel like a victim in life. Get up, make a change, and stop whinging. Or if you whinge, do something about it.
If you are my friend/family, and I ever fall into this pattern, slap me and tell me to read this blog post.