Complaining. Everybody does it, whether you do it willingly or its just an instinct when something boring, time-consuming, or something plain out dumb happens to you.
Everybody complains, and people understand that, but what about others around you? They’re probably annoyed by your grouching, moaning complaints. They even get back-lash for them too, their brains get damaged. Especially if they are the person to give the the boring task. You are now grouch #1 to people around you, no one wants to hear you complainants, and even more so when you shake them off or turn into an even worse mood when they try to comfort you.
I think you understand this point. Complaining is annoying to others. I can hear you counter-arguing my idea already. What if I complain to myself? If I complain about something neutral, I can start a conversation or even make new friends. I have enough stress, complaining lets it all out. Yes these are all good points, but here are reasons to counter-COUNTER-argue your point: What if I complain to myself? Well, then thats not very healthy for you to do that. Complaining is primarily a social interaction. Complaining to yourself will make you feel worse, and you still have the affects of stress gain and a side of a shortened life-span. If I complain about something neutral, I can start a conversation or even make new friends. Complaining might start a conversation, but that also leads to arguing. Relationships might even be destroyed from complaining as well. I have enough stress, complaining lets it all out. Complaining relieves stress, but it doesn’t exactly help you. Reminding yourself about your problems in a negative way will cause you to be even more stressed about it. Complaining is not healthy for you. This is proven by Will Bowen, founder of “A Complaint Free World”. It shortens your lifespan, and doesn’t relieve stress, although it may seem like it is. Everyone complains, but no one wants to hear you moan about your problems, mostly because they don’t care about how your coffee this morning tasted like dirt.
In the end, complaining is not good for you, or anyone around you. Instead of “TEACHER THIS HOMEWORK IS SO HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD!” you should say “Teacher, this homework is too hard, may I have some help?” . I would love to see a complaint free world. So next time you feel the urge to complain, so just suck it up.
— written by Daniel K.
Alina, Tugend. “Complaining is Hard to Avoid, but Try to do it With a
Purpose” The New York Times. 3 May, 2013.
Minda Zetlin “Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain” Inc.
Aug 20, 2012.