I was reminded today of this fascinating, but bad behavior that we can all learn and adopt it as a habit. It is called - "Learned helplessness".
To put it shortly, "Learned helplessness" is when a subject (not necessarily a human being) perceives (or actually has) no control over the outcome of a situation.
For humans, this repeating "lack" of control then often leads to depression and other mental illnesses.
I find this very interesting, and suggested you give it a read, Wikipedia has good content on this -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_helplessness