Rene Girard points out that one only need be slightly more attractive than the rest of the group to become their scapegoat. It’s not comforting!
A lot of people who consider themselves a scapegoat. “I’m always the scapegoat,” they say. But if you live long enough you see that who a society (or a family) persecutes will change over time.
This is why Girard’s observation is so disturbing. He suggests that you may be a hair’s breadth away from being the scapegoat yourself.
You may also be spared by a narrow margin.
The latter suggests that avoiding being scapegoated may be fairly easy to do.
If this is the case, then what does it say about people who wear the scapegoat label throughout their entire life?
Are you a scapegoat? Who is the scapegoat of the zodiac?