Why Whining Won’t Get You Anywhere

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Eldredge
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Re: Whining is Misplaced
Eldredge   1/2/2014 8:59:18 PM
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@Hailey  - So true - the concept of 'fair' is always warped!

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/17/2013 10:40:35 PM
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@Matt, I may have to borrow that... My least favorite whine is "That's not fair." My kids know not to ever say it in my presence. My response: If your life were fair, your life would be a lot harder than it is right now.  You provide an excellent example. I live in CA so i'll have to go look for those Criblocks. (I'm in the north but i have to think we have them around here some where)

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/17/2013 10:38:38 PM
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@HM, I agree with you that people often come up to the level of the expectations. I too always look for the upside (My favorite game is "What do i have and why is it what I want") and i think that when you always look for a way to help it creates a better environment.

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Whining is Misplaced
Matt Staben   12/17/2013 11:28:29 AM
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Whining is always misplaced.  When a minion whines, I remind them they could be lifting Criblock.  These are 100lb concrete flat-arches that are linked together to hold back hillsides on Southern California freeways and elsewhere I'm sure.  The hell of Criblock is, however, is that as the day wears on, the pile grows higher.  The laborers clamber down over the previously laid Criblock, lift up another, and carry it back up the hillsides.

I ask: Seriously, would you rather be lifting Criblock, or would you rather just sit at a desk and wave a magic mouse and exercise fingers?

 

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_hm   12/17/2013 4:19:47 AM
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@Halley: I may also suggest some form of meditation and perhaps lots of reading in general is extermely helpful to analyze and resolve these type of situation. 

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_hm   12/17/2013 4:12:58 AM
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@Halley: I look this as an opportunity. Part of this is once nature which in turn is learned from someone - mainly your parents, teacher or alike. This is also one of very effective tool for long term relationship development. Over time you become very good friends and the same person is very helpful, if required.

Whining or not, I consider every person I meet to have minimum of two good qualities. And I must learn these two good qualities from him and remember him.

 

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nimantha.d   12/17/2013 1:11:05 AM
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@Hiley: I think its worth but still nothing can be said until its being fully evaluated. I think evaluation is something which has to be done on a constant basis prior and after.   

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/17/2013 12:25:18 AM
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@Ariella, I have read that too...and as a bookend to my other quote, here's one on the positive side: "Be the change that you want to see in the world."

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/17/2013 12:19:28 AM
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@Hm so other than patience what's the secret to your success? There are plenty of whiny people to go around so i suspect you may need help... Also, afterwards, does it seem worth the effort?

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Lily   12/8/2013 9:43:16 PM
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Sometimes, people whine just out of habit and has no meaning. Such whining seems to be just a way to relax. 

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