Playing the Victim, learned helplessness and how to take charge of your life.

I once had an eccentric Latin professor use the word “victim” to explain grammatical concepts behind certain noun declensions. I believe he had been trying to help us remember cases and word endings, and to determine the direct object, or “victim” in the phrases we were learning. Deciphering who was doing what and to whom in Latin sentences was difficult, as the sentence […]