Hey there! I’m a psychology, consciousness and healing enthusiast. I share my thoughts on here for anyone who wants to take a look.
For a long time, I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety and low self esteem. For years I received various diagnoses from psychiatrists and was put on medications such as lamotrogine, seroquel, lithium, and many more. Sometimes the medications would help with my symptoms for a little while, but eventually the side-effects would become unbearable. At that point I would switch to a different medication or come off of medication entirely, only to experience my usual symptoms again.
The hate in the world has been especially on display this past year. It’s driven a lot of people to try to find ways to remedy it. I’ve been noticing the ways in which people are responding to that hate, whether on social media, through angry protests or in conversation. I’ve also been noticing how those responses aren’t accomplishing what they’re intended to accomplish. The intention to heal the hate is there. It’s a beautiful intention, but the methods that are being used are only fuelling the issue.
Recently I’ve been seeing post after post shaming the “victim mentality.” If you aren’t familiar with this mentality it’s the tendency to see oneself as a victim in any given situation. The post that really struck a chord with me today and inspired me to write about my own experience on the topic was a quote by Mathew McConaughey. The quote read: “Do not fall into the trap. The entitlement trap of feeling like you’re a victim, you aren’t one.” This quote reflects a widespread attitude of “stop feeling sorry for yourself” and “put some dirt on it and move on”. This is an attitude that I consider to be very outdated and more harmful than many people realize.