What’s wrong with these people?


Some people complain too much.

The client who is never happy with your work. The brother-in-law who can’t shut up about politics. The friend who sends back every meal because there’s something wrong with it. Again. The sister who remembers something you said 35 years ago and can’t stop reminding you about it.

Debbie Downers. Malcontents. Sourpusses.

People who are perpetually unhappy about something and make sure everyone knows about it.

We don’t want to be around them. They’re depressing and annoying.

Get me out of here.

Apparently, there are a lot of complainers in the world. I just saw an iOS app called “Carp”. It’s designed to help people to break their addiction to complaining through a 21-day challenge. It lets you announce that you are taking the challenge on social media, having your friends hold you accountable.

Unfortunately, the app relies on the user’s honesty. You decide if you did or did not complain that day.

Trouble is, a lot of people don’t realize they are Negative Nellies. They can’t hear themselves. Or they think that because something is wrong it needs to be called out, no matter what.

Some just can’t help themselves. They live therefore they complain.

Nobody wants to be around these people. Their negativity drags down everyone they come in contact with.

On the other hand, nobody wants to be around people who never complain about anything. They’re boring. And naive.

There are things in the world to complain about. Wrongs that need to be righted. Ills that need to be cured.

Without them, lawyers would be out of business.

So, I’m not complaining.

Need more clients? Don’t complain about it, do something

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