I'd like to complain about people who hold things up by complaining about people complaining. It's about time something was done about it. -- Monty Python, Episode 16Message to certain people I work near:
Do you enjoy anything?
Do you ever find topics of conversation that don't involve you complaining about something? Is your personal slogan I rant, therefore I am? Seriously.
I'd say it's a self-centered view of the world: Things suck, and things suck in order to vex me and annoy me and insult my intelligence and mock me. If I were in charge of things, none of the annoyances I complain about will ever happen again, but of course I never will run anything, so, hey! I can keep complaining!
I ask this because I look at my friends' page or visit with my local family and friends, and I can tell THOSE GUYS ACTUALLY LIKE STUFF. (I'm using "guys" generically, to cover women as well as men, same as I've done since at least fifth grade.) Things make them happy. Things fulfill them. Certainly they get mad at or at least annoyed by stuff, but that's not all they talk about.
This also doesn't apply to the people I feel I work with. I know them better, honestly, and understand them more thoroughly. I like to understand them; I like them. You make me not want to understand you more.
Whoa. That felt good.