Why do we whine so much? I mean seriously, come on! We, as Americans, have it so much better than the majority of the world, and yet we are constantly whining.
I received a picture from a friend who is on vacation in Europe. The picture was of the stairs that they had to climb to get to the plane. They were whining. The stairs were outside, and it was cold and snowing. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? I would be more than happy to change places with you, and climb those stairs, in the cold, to catch a plane, while on vacation in Europe!
And what about those that complain that the weekend is over, and now they have to go to work. I’ll tell you what, how about you change places with the millions of people who are desperately looking for work. I don’t think you will hear one peep out of them about Monday coming around again, just like it does every week. They probably would love to work over the weekend also just so they can put food on the table and keep their lights on.
Does whining about something make it better? Does it make it go away? NO! It just makes the whiner look like a 2 year-old that isn’t getting their way. And guess what? The people who you are whining to don’t give a damn!
I have friends that have children that have died. You would think that they whine/complain all the time about their loss but, you don’t hear a word out of them. Is it because they have realized that the trivial things that use to make them whine are meaningless to them now? As far as I am concerned, they are the ones that have EVERY reason to whine.
This describes a whiner perfectly:
Whiners are always looking for excuses. They are quick to complain. They associate with other whiners and they love to gossip about other people. Whiners are unhappy, and they love handouts and they are always on the lookout for the “free lunch”. They love to watch the news, read the newspaper, and the gossip magazines. The only time they get excited is when they are whining with other people who agree with them. Whiners don’t reach beyond their comfort zone. They love to talk about the glory days and make sure that everyone acknowledges every small victory they’ve had. They won’t take a risk but, they will sure talk about “someday.”
I avoid a whiner at all cost, and if you start whining around me, you WILL be tuned out, and I will probably walk away. Eventually, the whiner will get the hint and either stop whining to me or will not come around me anymore. Either way, I have won the battle and don’t have to listen to their pathetic attitude anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I do/have whined about things before but, if I start whining now, I stop and change the subject. I’m not perfect but, I am trying to better myself.
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