Responsibility VS self blame

A lot of people get so triggered when I talk about taking responsibility for your life and your mental health. They refuse to accept that they might have something to do with the fact that they have anxiety or that they are depressed. They think im putting the blame on the ''victim'' (them) when in fact they are the ones victimising themselves.
 
The reason why they are so triggered is because they mix up responsibility with self blame. They think taking responsibility for their life also means taking on the shame for their situation. That's not at all what I am saying.
 
Responsibility is the opposite of victimhood. When you are in that state of victimhood you basically think that you have no control over your life and that everything is just happening to you. Responsibility is not self blame, It's gaining your power back. It's realising that you might have something to do with how your life is turning out and that you are able to do something about it. It's empowerment.
 
A person who is in self blame is actually in a state of victimisation and there is no empowerment in that. Self blame is selfhating, responsibility is selfloving. So when I talk about taking responsibility for your mental health I don't mean blame yourself until you feel worthless! I mean take back the power and own it. Feel like you have a free will to chose and that you don't have to settle for misery cause everything is not just happening to you. 
 
After all, you run your life 24/7, no one else.
 
 
 
 

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