Damn you, Universe, for victimizing me!
July 11, 2009 8:33 PM Subscribe
What is the "language of victimization"? I don't get it. More context to that behind the fold.
posted by LOLAttorney2009 to Writing & Language (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I've been grieving the loss of my 16-year old cat. To help me, a friend sent me this
. In the fifth paragraph, the author (allegedly Deepak Chopra) wrote: "Having defined specifically the exact emotion you are experiencing, whether it is fear, anger, guilt, depression, or grief, express the origins of this feeling to yourself through writing or journaling. Be careful not to use the language of victimization."
What? So I can't play the victim while grieving my loss? You mean I can't blame the Universe and whatever horrible, evil higher power there might be that took her from me? What am I missing here? In this context, what does the 'language of victimization' really refer to or mean?