Thursday, July 21, 2011

Can You Stop Complaining Venting and Whining?

Here is the question of the day:  Do moody, judgmental, disappointed, unhappy people have other forms of discourse besides complaining, venting, and whining? 

The answer:  Maybe, but we never get to find out because the complaining, venting, and whining drive us away.  (I'm aware that just by asking the question I'm complaining, venting, and whining.)

Usually these people are not aware of how boring their whining is, but should they suddenly become aware, my advice to them is this:
1.  Keep a personal journal and do all your compaining, venting, and whining there.
2.  Find one person who is willing to listen to you empathically (usually for money).  Their empathy, active listening, and value clarification should empower you to do something about your problems.

1 comment:

  1. I whine that you didn't use the more concise Yiddish term "kvetch" for Complaining, Venting, and Whining. I find "CVW", to quote Mr. Henry Fowler, "to be a loathsome neologism"!