Felicity | Part 2.
Do you believe we are victims of circumstances when it comes to happiness?
“At various stages of our lives – and you can never look at circumstance at one particular point dictating the rest of your life – but I think at various stages of our life we are victims of our circumstances, obviously a child is a victim of their circumstance if they are in an abusive home, they are unable to remove themselves from those circumstances. However, as the child gets older, there are people who have come from terribly difficult circumstances that are then able to, through great strength, remove the trauma and the drama from that and move on. They choose, in a way, not to be in that circumstance anymore.
When we become adults we do have choices. Yes, our past always influences who we are in the very moment we are in and that’s all people do have, the present moment. But as adults we can choose to see the positives in bad situations, to grow from that, to learn strength and personal reliance or we can choose to wallow, make it our losers limp.
Unfortunately, I think in society today we are tending more to allow people to let their circumstances dictate that they are victims. We seem to make excuses for behaviour; “oh, it was because his mother was a drug addict, it’s because he came from a war torn country, or he didn’t have a good education” people make excuses for bad behaviour but there is always a choice, you can choose to be happy.