Learned Helplessness Leaves Us Vulnerable

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I’ve seen it happen to people. I hate to even think about it, but it happened to me at one time in my life. It’s horrifying, crippling and beyond words. Enabling is the word I think of when I think of learned helplessness. It often comes disguised as something other than what it is.

The hope I wish to impart is that learned helplessness can be unlearned. It’s just easier not to “go there” in the first place. One good way to prevent it is by becoming aware of it. Please read this excellent blog by Russell Madden and protect yourself from this insidious form of bondage that can sneak up on you if you are unaware:

http://home.earthlink.net/~rdmadden/webdocs/Learning_Helplessness.html

AGEISM: Prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group and especially the elderly.

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