Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Funny isn't it...
I have been thinking about complaining a lot. Now I am trying to write this without complaining but essentially it is. Not such a weird coincidence but could be described as a cruel irony. I do not get it. The last few days I have had a ton of people just complaining constantly to me. Whenever I ask, what they are doing to make it better, most look at me with a blank face. I do not get this attitude. If there is something about your job, relationship etc that you do not like why not attempt to make it better. If you know you can not change the thing, why not just accept or walk away. All complaining does is make you miserable. That seems so counter-productive.
This is not to say that I do not complain. I firmly believe that everyone complains at some point. The question is what do you do with those complaints? I have a ton of respect for people who try to make positive change. Even if they fail, at least they tried to improve their lot. If you are truly miserable at doing something, why are you doing it? I do lots of thing I do not like but nothing that makes me miserable. Okay you got me, I go to committee meetings but even there I try to get one committees that I think can do some good so that my pain is not wasted.
We live in an interesting world. Our time on it is relatively short - why not try to enjoy it?