Module 2 Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Management Copyright © 2015 School-Connect®118
Handout 2.1.1 Handout 2.20.1
What do you think “victimitis” means?
1. What did you
learn about Viktor Frankl’s life?
2. What did you
learn about Nelson Mandela’s life?
Break into four groups. Each group will recite one of the four stanzas. Try to memorize your part. Once every-
one is ready, the groups will take turns reciting their section to share the whole poem.
Stanza 1: Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
Stanza 2: In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Stanza 3: Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall nd me unafraid.
Stanza 4: It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
— William Earnest Henley (1888)
How can you
fi ght off “victimitis” in your life and be victorious?