The Art of Being a Victim.
Worldwide, no matter what religion, no matter whether atheist or agnostic, rich or poor or middle class, there is no easier way to get people ruffled than to suggest they can take command of their lives.
"I can't get ahead because the rich won't let me."
"I won't prosper until the government makes sweeping reform."
"She made me angry."
"The system is rigged against people like me."
"We are born with innate talents, and can't learn them."
"Some people are born lucky,"
"I can't succeed until racism ends."
"All the money is controlled by the elite."
"My genetics are keeping me fat."
"We have destroyed the environment and I can't enjoy nature."
"Monsanto has poisoned our food supply so I can't get healthy."
"Social media has destroyed real relationships, and that is why I am lonely."
"You can't trust men."
"You can't trust women."
"People who make a lot of money should help the rest of us."
Alexander Pope said: Plea for your limitations and they are yours.