Ahh, poor thing. Sweet poor little victim. Sniff, sniff.
It will come as no surprise to you that I'm not a huge fan of victims nor the mentality that comes with them. I believe that our world has ended up where it is today in part due to that precise thing....the Victim Mentality. I mean, hey, if you're all about feeling sorry for yourself and want to be miserable, feel free. But if you're into getting ahold of yourself, changing the way you're living, and actually have the desire to lead a different life, then I'd suggest that you check out this little list of helpful ideas. And don't bore me with little sob stories meant to capture the moment of how you are right and the rest of the world is wrong. I can assure you that I won't buy it.
I flew with a guy today who sort of made me nauseated. Nice guy for the most part. Big giant biceps. Nothing special, just a nice guy who was a victim. He's got some growing up to do. He went on an on about how "one of the customer service agents in Ontario made him get an eye infection." He blathered on about how "the company is in such a big hurry that he wiped his hand on the girt bar and reached up to scratch his eye." That gave him an eye infection. He told me about how everybody is in a hurry and he didn't have time to think about it before he actually did it. He was apparently pushed to the limit to hurry and, by god, he won't be doing it again. Harumph!
Well, you know me, I just couldn't let it go. I told him that of course the girt bar is dirty. Along with every other surface in the entire world and especially the airplane world. I don't think that it's any more infected than, say, the bathroom doorknobs or faucet handles or tray tables. I told him that I learned long ago to not bring my hands toward my face at any time, for any reason, period. Hands do not belong near the eyes, mouth or nose. My point was that it had nothing to do with the girt bar. It had everything to do with his hands scratching his eyes. He wouldn't buy it. He got pretty quiet after that.
Our world is in trouble kids. A lot of it. And I honestly believe that a good chunk of it is because of this line of thinking. The mental game that we play of blaming others, finding situations that will give us reason to behave the way we do. Pointing to parents, or churches, or organizations, or families, or alcohol, or drugs, or cigarettes, or our children, or a hospital, or or or or or or......to make us more satisfied with the victim that lives inside. I'm sick of it. And I hope you are too.