Sunday, June 22, 2014
First world problems
"FML, I stepped in a puddle without my rain boots." I love most everything in life, but one thing I hate is negative people complaining about things that they shouldn't be complaining about. Seriously, get some perspective people. You missing your metro ride or missing a hair appointment is not an FML type of problem. You not being able to go out because you are studying means you are more fortunate than 90 percent of the world and can afford an education.
Look, we have all complained about something at one point. It is human nature and bad stuff happens. It can be healthy to vent. At the same time it seems, especially with Facebook and Social Media, that the chronic whiners are out in full force. I don't really understand it to be honest. How does a person not realize how ridiculous it sounds when they complain about such minuscule things. Is it a cry for attention and help? Or are we just that nieve.
Look at what kind of horrendous stuff is being done to people all over the world from Syria, to Iraq, to starving people in Africa. They would love the opportunity to miss a hair appointment or get the wrong type of coffee at Starbucks.
The one thing I always do when I complain is look at myself first. I hold myself accountable. I think that is what we lack in the modern age, accountability. We complain and blame, but never hold ourselves accountable for the situation we are whining about. Prime example are relationships.
I always hear both guys and girls complaining they keep ending up with the wrong guy or girl. Maybe that is a pattern you should recognize and change? Is that really coincidence? Maybe you have the worst luck in the world, but chances are it just means you aren't doing anything to change the situation.
Let's all be thankful for what we have instead of complaining about what we don't. Look, I am a very fortunate person and have had my share of luck in my life but I've worked hard and made my own luck too and nothing is perfect. Let's all stop complaining and saying FML. Perspective people, perspective.