Overcome the Victim Mentality to A Succeed
Ever since life evolved on this planet, there has been scarcity of food. Many have starved and died. We find pervasive scarcity in the human history too.
Even today in many parts of the world a number of people are starving. Famine and draught have made people’s life miserable in large areas of Africa and Asia.
No wonder a deep seated and pervasive scarcity-orientation have influenced the human thinking.
In the ancient times if anyone took more than ‘his fare share’ of what food was available he would be seen as evil. If he tried to hoard some food for difficult times ahead, that was a greater evil.
In the primitive communities ‘fair share’ was a powerful survival idea. If an animal was hunted and killed by one or a few together, the practice of sharing it with the community helped everyone’s survival.
Your own parents have been victims of this sort of a scarce/poor/limited program. That is why they often reminded you not to waste even a crumb of bread or a grain of rice.
They had a mental orientation that no matter whatever they do their money hunger would not be satisfied.
The no-solution-orientation acts like a self actuating expectation. This has strengthened your belief that your unsatisfied money hunger will persist forever.
There is a universal thinking that the starving people should be helped by providing them with their survival needs.
We are all born as helpless babies totally dependent on our parents. They have to provide us with our survival needs.
In a poor house we share pain, poverty and desperation. Most of the neighborhood is in abject poverty too. As a result, many develop a helpless, victim-mentality.
We do not live in primitive societies any more. Scarce Poor Limited Program does
not hold now. Abundance has become the order of the day.
‘Fair Share’ could be seen as a relic of the primitive past. It worked in those conditions.
Other Scarcity Experiences
You may have had a number of other scarcity experiences that led to a Pervasive Scarcity Program in your mind:
1 Scarcity of food-especially scarcity of food that you enjoyed.
2 Scarcity of dresses and other personal wear items
3 The limited number of admissions available from nursery to college level.
4 Limited number of seats in the professional institutions.
5 Limited membership in sports teams, debating clubs, choir and so on.
6 Scarcity of friends from the opposite sex.
7 Scarcity of good jobs.
8 Scarcity of money to meet your ever increasing demands.
The Observation of the Hunger project
In 1977, Wisner Erhard launched the ‘Hunger Project’ He identified scarcity, no-solution-inevitability as being at the root of the world hunger. These orientations are pervasive forces that pervade their lives.
If anyone is stuck in the scarcity orientation, he will not put efforts to produce more or think of ways to overcome the situation. They surrender themselves to their destiny. If you are stuck in the Scarcity Orientation, your efforts to produce more may not bear fruit..
Your mind need not have to accept any limits any more. There is no need for the ‘fare share’ concept now. We can produce any amount of food. All of us can become rich. There is plenty of everything here for making food, money or anything.
Do we have scarcity today? Not at all.
As Buckminster Fuller said once,
“We have abundant resources that every man woman and child
on earth could be a millionaire many times over”.
A scarce resource outlook is a mistaken idea. It needs to be changed. Reprogramming our brains consistent with the realities of today is an essential step towards success.
There is unlimited wealth potential in the world.
Anyone can make as much wealth as he wants. There is no limit and there is ample scope to make any amount, any thing.
Wealth is a form of energy. And there are infinite resources of energy in the world.
We are not tapping even one millionth of the energy that comes to the earth from the sun.
Abundant food or wealth could be produced, abundant electricity could be produced and abundant amenities could be developed.