It's easy to feel like a victim.
It often gets spoken as, "There's nothing I can do. I'm trapped. I don't have a choice."
Feeling trapped messes with our thinking. When emotions escalate, we lose creativity for problem-solving. It's hard for us to recognize our options.
When we don't make any decision, others often make a decision that we wouldn't have chosen. The result is that we feel trapped even further.
It's a vicious cycle.
It's rarely true that we're a victim. Even consciously making a decision to do nothing is helpful. It empowers us for the next time.
When all the choices suck, we still have a choice.
Sometimes we just have to decide, "Which sucks less?"