The Temptation of Victimhood

“The flight from responsibility into victimhood is the oldest of all human temptations… But it is negative, destructive, it robs us of trust in the world, it leads us to see fate as a conspiracy directed against us. It leads us to the impotence of anger and the anger of impotence. The best way of curing a victim is to help him cease to think of himself as a victim.”

The Home We Build Together, p. 62