It’s the argument of the weak, the most frequently floated around and the most commonly put forth. It attacks you from all sides regularly. The frequency with which it crosses your paths is so high that, over time, you would find yourself become increasingly susceptible to mistake it for a friendly thought, a harmless idea. But The Rational Perspective believes and you need to mark these words:
Both your intellectual and worldly demise will be marked by that moment when you let yourself fall prey to the argument of the weak.
So, the argument of the weak is characterized by its nature of slipping into the victim zone. Everything goes swiftly until the victim card is played to justify a given situation and the circumstances at hand. The rest of the argument seems to be coherent in its structure, concrete in its substance and robust in its defense. The analysis that it puts forth could be the best of its kind, something that is incomparable to any other viewpoint on the same topic. And then the bomb drops destroying the entire delicately erected structure; the bomb that wrecks all the eloquence and reliable substance of the argument in its path.
It is the most heinous crime on our part to fall prey to the argument of the weak. I call it a crime because it robs your existence of the ability to truly actualize your potential, and for that you yourself become the culprit. Quite frequently, it is your own depressed mental state that gives birth to such a line of thinking. At other times, your surroundings hit you, molding you and weakening you in the process, getting yourself drowned in a whirlpool of irrational thought patterns.
Let’s now systematically dissect the arguments of the weak and see how harmful they can be for you. Then, use this analysis as an instrument of deterrence for the weaker side of your conscience to not succumb to the pressures exerted by the arguments of the weak all around you.
“IT ‘HAPPENED’ TO ME”
This is the phrase that stands out the most in arguments of the weak. It implies that everything that is a reality in one’s life has just ‘happened’ to him, rather than a consequence of something that was done by his own self in the first place.
No. It did not happen to you. It was a function of what you did with your life, and the time associated with it, that you have been blessed with.
Such an argument completely refuses to consider the element of responsibility that is in one’s hands to take, at all times, in terms of whatever ‘happens’ in his life. This reduces the actual capability of a person that could be achieved only when a person realizes the power that he can wield over his life.
PREFERS COMPLAINING OVER FINDING SOLUTION
How many times have you come across a social conversation where much of the words uttered are inclined towards holding something or someone responsible for an incident or an event has occurred. And what it is being heartily left out from the entire argument is the solution!
This kind of an argument should also be considered a crime of equal intensity, if not more, relative to the first kind of argument. A kind of offense that inflicts punishments on the offender, one after another in the shape of simple consequential effects driven by their earlier causes.
‘’THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT”
Really? Well, first of all, a self-explanatory statement as such doesn’t need an introduction.
But what really this statement does hold within beyond the surface. It can be considered a euphemism for simply declaring your cowardice as a reason to not take any action. There is always something that can be done in any situation whatsoever.
Now, the rational perspective acknowledges the reality of some circumstances where it’s almost impossible to literally do anything about it. I can imagine, and I also hope, that more than 99% of the people reading this don’t belong to those horrendous circumstances.
But even if you are suffering such adverse times in your life, there is still something that can be done about it even if it doesn’t directly impact that particular set of circumstances. Patience is a virtue that will surely come handy in such a scenario, accompanied by consistent effort to eventually get rid of those circumstances.
On a broader spectrum, this is all what an argument of the weak would usually consist of. It is rarely characterized by a single classification and instead, holds multiple dimensions to it.
To put it more aptly, the argument of the weak is a haywire mix of excuses, avoidance and inactivity that reflects cowardice, insecurity, fragile esteem and a will that has been deeply weakened through a series of mishandled events.
Surely it doesn’t sound something nice to be associated with. Beware of such an argument and prepare yourself to neutralize it the next time you come into interaction with it, before it does you.
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