Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Annoying.

We all know these people. Everyone probably has one in their family, or in their class, or at work. Maybe you're one yourself. I used to be one; now I've cut back. These people get under your skin. They annoy the daylights out of you! Nobody likes them. I try to stay away from them; they are so unattractive and repel everyone. Who am I talking about? I'm talking about complainers. Complainers are never satisfied. Nothing is ever quite right around them. Whiners just see the negative in everything. It's annoying.

The book of Proverbs is riddled with verses about the negatives of a nagging, complaining wife. God grew tired of the Israelites' complaints and kicked them out of the holy land. 

So what should we do about whiners? The best advice I have to offer is "simply walk away." That's what I have to do. Sometimes, like when I'm in a car, I can't get away from it. But the best way to curb complaining is to change the subject or to wisely reprimand the whiner without whining in the process. If I told a complaining friend, "Dude, shut up and stop whining! You're so annoying!", that probably wouldn't be as effect as saying, "Hey man, can you please stop whining?". He would passionately point out how he wasn't whining, just "telling the truth" or "telling it like it is". Or he might call me "judgemental". But at least I tried to peaceably end the whines. If the complainer refused to stop complaining, I'd either leave or tell an adult.

Whining annoys everyone. Complainers won't be abundant in friends. Whiners can't enjoy life. Complainers drag others down with nagging comments. Whiners will never get the "Best Sportsmanship" or "Most Christlike" award. Complainers never have fun or enjoy themselves because they'd rather see the negative or downside. Whiners are never quite satisfied. Complainers focus on what they don't have rather than on what they have. Whiners see themselves as intelligent when everyone sees them as immature.

Nobody likes a whiner.

9 comments:

Ashley said...

Even though I never see you, if you HAPPEN to see me complaining, or read a complainy blog post, you have FULL permission to slap me across the face. I'll need it.

Great post. Couldn't agree more. Even though it was entirely too long and hard to read, not to mention that blue background is horrible contrast and my eyes are practically falling out because I had to endure this Windex blue color for so long - and don't even get me started on Windex - that stuff smells horrible...

Uh-huh. Thought I'd be ironic while I had the chance. *laughs*

LoVizzle said...

So are you saying my post was too short and easy to understand and that you like the colors? Or are you saying the opposite? I don't care which, I just wanna know :)

Ashley said...

HAHA! Its all fine. I was just trying to find something to complain about. I actually really like the colors and your posts are always great. Lol.

Ashley said...

I was trying to purposefully be complainer-ish. Sorrry...lol.

LoVizzle said...

Haha I figured so! It's fine, lol. I knew you were joking. It's actually about time to change my colors and format, but that's too much work to deal with right now lol. I don't know what to change it to next...

Ashley said...

Uh, that is the problem with virtual communication - you can't see faces or hear tones of voice or anything. That's why smileys are good. Lol! :D Yeah...I need to change mine too, but I don't have any good running-type pictures for a background. Hey, there's nothing wrong with keeping the blue color. But if you needed to, you could always change in to a picture of Dandylion puffs or something. *shrug* Those are pretty.....I guess. *giggle*

LoVizzle said...

See, here's the thing about dandelions... I'm a guy, and that means I don't use flowers, swirls, stuffed animals, or cupcakes as my blog background. Get it, got it? Good :) hahaha!

Katie said...

YES! I agree! :)

Ashley said...

HAHA!!! That totally cracked me up! Yeeeah, I guess your right. Dandelion puffs aren't very manly. How about some shot-puts, ninjas, cobras, or hot peppers or something. That's sorta cool...
Okay, you know what? Just stick with the Windex.