It's Your Choice to Complain.
by John A
We've all heard the axiom that if we complain there's no one to listen. And for those who do listen, we have to pay them $200 / hour since they are either shrinks or lawyers; and they really don't care. Do they?
I view life is the way you make it. One can decide to be miserable, malcontent or whatever, or one can choose to be happy.
It's all a matter of choice. If I am handed lemons, I'll make lemonade by making the most out of the situation. I'll take something bitter and make it sweet.
The same can be said how we conduct our lives regardless of how bad things may seem at the time.
I am happy that I am on the north side of daisies and no dirt being thrown in my face. Even though times may get tough from time to time, I realize they are only temporary and the situation will always improve. I am happy that I have nice friends around. After all, if a man is judged by the company he keeps, then I am a very wealthy person.
Finally, I am thankful for having peace of mind I get through my faith. I am satisfied with what I have accomplished in life and what I have in terms of material items. I've learned that the person with the most toys at the end of the game doesn't always end up winning.
Instead, it's how we live life and make the most of what we have. Complaining doesn't do much good since it's a state of mind about being unhappy about something. All complaining does is get you some grease to quiet things down. It's a temporary fix until some more grease is needed. And the cycle starts all over again.
It's better to just go with the flow of life. We have so much more than others around the world and our lives are much easier than theirs. We've all been
given huge gifts living free and prosperous lives. What do we really have to complain about when considering it from that aspect?
It's your choice.
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