I confess. I'm a hypocrite.
The following will completely contradict itself but I 'm not clever enough to help it.
I'm about to complain about complainers.
December 19, 2010
Dear Mr., Mrs. or Ms. Chronic Complainer (myself included):
Please quit complaining. By complaining, you continually tell others about some horrible thing and by retelling and complaining about this horrible thing you ultimately bring yourself down and those unfortunate enough to hear your complaining.
Do yourself and others a favor. If compelled to complain, then find a volunteer who will not judge you or offer pointless solutions (Husbands are you listening?). Suddenly, your complaining is transformed into venting, a close cousin to complaining and a necessary component of a healthy life.
Venting is a way to let go of complaints so they don't become the central focus of your mind and that long angry speech you have at the ready is forgotten. Please don't live with your woes because it's exhausting and unproductive for all involved.
Thank you and please feel free to vent (not complain) about the absurdity of this blog.