If you’re like every other person alive and kicking, you’ve probably asked the question, "Why me?" Maybe you’ve been down on your luck or worried that a dark cloud of misfortune was hanging exclusively over your head. Or maybe you’ve had lonely nights curled up with a pint of ice cream and spending way too much time on social media, only to walk away feeling overwhelmed by the apparent "fact" that your life is nowhere near as easy, glamorous, or abundant as those of other people you know.
We’re all human, and it’s hard to avoid letting yourself fall into despair from time to time. We all have some inherent level of victimhood inside us—subtly ingrained tendencies to blame the outside world—other people, our childhood, the "system"—for our experience.