Since I got into trouble this week on my "victim" speech, I decided to add insult to injury.
I stand by every word I said. I'm not being heartless, I am being a realist.
For all of you who complain — quit complaining. I don't like complainers (search). And I know most people don't either. Here's why.
Complainers depress the hell out of people. I avoid them like the plague because they make me miserable. The longer I’m around them, the more I start acting like them. Why bother?
The way I figure it, everyone has something to complain about. Everyone! The people I admire are the ones who don't, who somehow carry on. Yes, I know, some people's loads are a little heavier, but I think it's a load of you-know-what to assume un-loading on others about it eases that load. It doesn't.
I think we have a choice in life — bitch about what's wrong or celebrate what's right.
Many of you e-mailed me to say it's easy for some high-priced anchor (search) to lecture people about being happy.
But trust me, I’ve known rich jerks and I’ve known poor jerks — "jerkery" knows no pedigree. Nor do whiners. I've seen them in all shapes and sizes, conditions and salary-ranges (search).
The best I’ve known are the ones whose troubles I’d have never known. Yes, bad things happen to good people, but good people refuse to make themselves bad as a result.
It is human nature to sometimes feel miserable. And it shouldn't be human nature to make everyone else feel miserable too.
But that's just me.
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