Wednesday, January 28, 2009

To Complain or Not Complain

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To Complain or Not Complain

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to start a blog, which I did. My other resolution was to stop complaining. When I complain, I don't feel good about myself. To me, complaining is taking a negative position on a subject that I have no intention of trying to resolve. Complaining is when it is easier to yak, yak, yak than to act, act act. It is different than making an objective observation and then creating a plan for improvement. Breaking the habit of complaining may be harder than losing weight or quitting smoking.
If I can be good for two more days, I will have made one whole month without complaining. Is complaining about not complaining, complaining? If I want to make it to month number two, I had better end this post now! I'll let you know how this works out.

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Mrsupole said...

Hi Ronda,

Did not see any complaining here, just some explaining, so you are still good to go.

Anyway I did scroll down and read your other posts and left you some more presents, not sure if you opened any of them.

I was leaving you another long one today but since I did not sign in before I wrote it, it would not let me post and so after I signed in it deleted it all and since I did not copy it to save it is all I guess I will just keep this one short and just say that if you choose to go to Greta Wire (this is from On The Record at Fox Cable News), be careful if you jump into any of the interactive blog rolls because there are a lot of "sharks"...there are some very mean people there sometimes, but most of the people are really nice...these are the ones I usually interact with...mostly I just check the different things out and post on the ones I find of interest. I have been off for almost two weeks now due to the shoulder pain and will decide if I want to go "swimming" again soon, but it does take a lot out of me sometimes to go there, so for now am taking it easy and enjoying some "nice" blogs like yours and the Gold Puppy, which I think I am going to continue for a long long time.

Anyway take care,

PS...this really is shorter.

Reya Mellicker said...

Everybody needs to vent their spleen sometimes (I love that expression). I think complaining is a part of being human. If it's in balance, then what harm can it do? Too much complaining (or anything really) is never good for anyone.

My two cents.

Ronda Laveen said...

Reya, thanks for your two cents, ninety eight more and I'll have a dollar...I never turn down universal abundance. I love expression "vent their spleen" too. Hmmm, I'll have to look into the origin of that saying.

Sherry, I haven't opened my presents yet but will now. Thanks. I'm kind of curious about the sharks in the interactive blog pond. One day, when I have a lot of energy, I'll check it out.

Christina said...

Hello Miss Ronda! ;)

I think those are some awesome new year's resolutions. I plan on going swimming more myself - I just love it and still have 9 admissions left on my pass.

About the complaining: I think you're right. It can bring you down even more. But - sometimes it's also constructive. And, I have to admit: I do love the odd whine session with my favorite co-workers. It's catalyzing. Just had one on Thursday. Actually the whining turned into a nutty, rebellious "sticking it to the man" session, which was great fun. I guess it's a way of not just accepting everything that is going on.
But yeah: one can overdo it, for sure.

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Please do share your advice with this rookie. :D

Ronda Laveen said...

I've enjoyed many a "sticking it to the man" session myself, and yes, it is cathartic. Loved your site!

Mrsupole said...


Love the new header. Great picture.

Are you doing the poetry contest from the Gold Puppy. I will be posting mine. Hope you have fun with yours.

God Bless.