I rewatched Chris Rock’s Netflix special Selective Outrage, and he briefly mentions the sad episode at the Oscars.
He emphasises that, despite what happened, he refuses to be a victim.
I’ve been thinking about this refusal to be a victim mindset, and I believe it is a powerful and uplifting mindset.
Refusing to be a victim means taking control of your own life and not allowing difficult circumstances to define or control you.
Recognise the pain, go through the pain, get help, focus on healing, pray, set limits, pay attention to what you can control, and if you need to, get professional help.
We all go through stuff, difficult and painful stuff, while it’s natural to experience pain and adversity at times, refuse to be a victim.
Refusing to be a victim doesn’t mean denying or dismissing your pain, but rather choosing not to let it define your entire existence.
One way to get through tough times is to adopt a mentality of strength and self-determination, and it starts with refusing to be a victim.
By Dr Roche Mamabolo – Founder and CEO Lora Institute of Entrepreneurship