Complaining is an act to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief, according to dictionary.com. To some, complaining comes naturally; in fact it becomes a lifestyle. In my opinion complaining is a good thing. It’s important to voice one’s feelings. But what really grinds my gears is when people complain without actively trying to solve their problems.
What I’m getting at is perfectly stated in Guy Winch’s article, The Survival Guide for Dealing With Chronic Complainers:
“Optimists see: A glass half full. Pessimists see: A glass half empty. Chronic complainers see: A glass that is slightly chipped holding water that isn’t cold enough, probably because it’s tap water when I asked for bottled water and wait, there’s a smudge on the rim too, which means the glass wasn’t cleaned properly, and now I’ll probably end up with some kind of virus—why do these things always happen to me?!”
There are plenty of things to better in the world and even more relatable at Bryant University. But what good is it to sit in your dorm room, blog about all the bad things on campus, and then complain some more? If you really cared about Bryant University’s reputation, something that will directly reflect you upon graduation, you would take the responsibility to do something about it.
Not only are you selfishly trying to bring down the morale of the entire campus, but you are effectively making your friends miserable. In fact, we would all be better off if you stopped complaining and just did something productive with your life.
If you have a problem with something try to find a solution, whether it be privately approaching a group or individual, or do something yourself. By publicly announcing your dissatisfaction with the world, you are accomplishing absolutely nothing.