Lately, all I have seen on my social media is people complaining. They complain about literally everything.. from the weather to their spouses. I don’t get it. There is so much to be thankful for. Why complain? Are you really that unhappy with your life?
The weather complaint really bothers me. It’s winter. We live in a state that gets somewhat cold during the winter. Guess what? We also get snow. It’s not some crazy new concept. It can snow any time between October and April. I remember taking the girls Trick-or-Treating in the snow a few years back. It’s been in the 70’s the past week or so, and we’re expecting some snow this weekend. People are losing their minds.. Literally. If you don’t like the weather here, move. No one is forcing you to live here.
Gas prices. All I see on my FB feed is people complaining about gas prices. I can honestly say that I have never paid attention to gas prices. I understand that gas prices have risen in recent days, but I couldn’t tell you how much they are. I also understand that they are going to get the highest they have ever been in the upcoming days/weeks. My thing is, There is a literal war going on right now. Ukrainians are holed up in an underground tunnel, trying to stay safe from the bombings. BE THANKFUL THAT WE ARE NOT AT WAR!!! I would much rather pay more for gas than have to run from bombs.
The pandemic. This one has been going on for years now. No matter what happens, people aren’t happy. They weren’t happy when they had to wear masks. They aren’t happy now that mask mandates have been lifted. People just continue to complain. No one wants a pandemic. No one expected a pandemic to happen. It’s been an inconvenience for everyone. Our government is doing what they think is best for everyone. It has to be tough to be in that position, making those decisions. Show some compassion. We are all doing the best we can.
Work. People continue to amaze me when they complain about their jobs. I see complaints about the actual workplace, the work they have to do, co-workers, and the commute. I wish people could just be thankful they actually have a job. Some people would love to be in that position. If you are that miserable, quit. Find another job. Everyone is hiring right now, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Traffic. This one makes me laugh. We live in a somewhat small town. I’m from Tampa. I know what a big city is like. Traffic here is NOTHING compared to traffic down there. I get that some people can’t drive in snow, and some people can’t drive in the rain, but when you complain about how long it takes you to get from one place to another, that’s just ridiculous. It literally takes me 15-20 minutes to get across town. And, I mean, allll the way across town. It takes me 27 minutes to get to school in the morning. School is 16 miles away. And that’s on backroads. It used to take an hour to drive 5 miles in Florida.
Our President. I’m not going to elaborate much on this one. Regardless of what you say, he is, in fact, your President. You can wish we had someone else in office, but the truth of the matter is, Joe Biden is our President right now. Which means, he’s your President.
Significant others. This one really irks me. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but ALL significant others are annoying at times. Even you. Yes, you.. You’re annoying!! I know I’m annoying. Everyone does things that annoy the other person. Stop complaining to your friends or FB about how much you can’t stand them. TALK TO YOUR S/O!! Communication is key. When you have an issue, complaining to your friends is not going to solve it. They can’t fix it. If needed, marital counseling can be a great idea. Read books on marriage. There are sooo many. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts is a great book to read if you’re not already married. Heck, even if you are, it’s a great book. There is even an activity book that goes with it, that really helps you understand your partner. Work on talking out your problems. It might not be an easy fix, but if you don’t try, it’ll never get resolved. I have a hard time with this. I keep things in until I explode. I definitely need to work on my communication.
But…. If you are so unhappy that you complain about everything they do, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your relationship. Is it just normal annoyances, or is it something more?
What is something that people complain about that really bugs you?
Why do you think that people choose to complain so much?