Somone Complained…

earth-2Someone complained about their job
Another about not having  full time work
Another about not getting enough unemployment funds
Another about not getting anything
Another about being evicted
Another about living on the streets
Someone complained about being taxed unfairly
Another about making too much to qualify for any assisstance
Another about living off of food stamps
Another about living off of a soup kitchent
Another about begging
Someone complained about those looking for a handout
Another about working two or more jobs to make do
Another about having to sell all they own
Or themselves
Another about how many pass them by
Someone complained…

What degree of suffering do you experience?

Do you take the knocks at your level and confront them, work to find a positive outcome, or do you just complain about it?

What got me started on this: I was in a location, having my lunch, and a group was sitting three tables away, on the other side of the room, complaining bitterly about their jobs, about that day’s situation, about their bosses…and I was sitting there thinking about everyone who does not have a full time job, who is struggling to pay bills, to survive. Which then got me thinking about people who are even worse off, who-in this country or around the world-have nothing, living in and off the streets. Dying, bit by bit.

What would each of them give to be even at the next level up from where they are?

I then heard a teenage girl state, in response to a boy saying his pants cost $50, that her “cheapest” belt-a belt-cost over $100.00.

Mentally, I shook my head.


About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on March 20, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Complaining is inviting negativity into your life. Being grateful for what you do have creates positive energy in our souls.

    • Martha, I think it’s not just being grateful for what you have, but also looking out for others and seeing what they don’t have, or are in need of, and figuring out some way to help, or offer.

  2. There’s always going to be someone further down the rung from you, or further up. (Unless you’re God.) Relentless griping doesn’t get you anywhere, but it seems to be the main form of communication for some people. I generally try to avoid them – it’s so annoying. That’s why you’ll see a few of us (at my place of work) eating lunch outside, or in our cars when it’s cold. We just don’t want to hear it.

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