TOO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN
It is very interesting to come across varied quotes and the dimensions they trigger a thought in and reinterpret both the thoughts and our lives in multitudes. One such thought was the one above which says – “Too many people complain”. Perhaps a part of it is true and perhaps it is not, but something that makes me think is what all I have complained about so far.
WHAT ALL I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT SO FAR
If I try and recall all the stupid things I have done in my life so far, I complained about the PE teacher in school who always made me an extra player, the school for not offering cricket as an option for sports, parents for not letting me play as much as I wanted to.
AS I GREW UP, I HAD MORE PEOPLE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT
As I grew up, I guess the number of people to complain about widened as well – It was the school examiners who did not allow us to copy :P, it was the evaluator who purposefully gave me slightly lower marks :D, it was the judges who were suspiciously biased towards others, the examination system. Well as things changed further, it was the society which kept asking me what I wanted to do, it was the friends with whom I had a difficult time gelling with, the enemies which I so fondly made, the people around and sometimes even the inner me who wanted to do so many things and found a reason not to.
EVEN NOW THERE ARE A LOT I CAN FIND TO COMPLAIN ABOUT
And I realize now that even now there are quite a few things to complain about if I want to. But that is probably the beauty of growing up, after complaining so many times, I guess at one point I had to realize that it was not going to achieve anything on its own. The only sensible thought was – there is something wrong, try and fix it, if you can’t fix it, try to live with it. I guess at a certain point, I was even tired of complaining cos I realize it drained me off a lot of energy from what I wanted to do and I really wanted to do a lot of things.
Well like I said, the probable thought of growing up sucks but it perhaps makes most sense. Cos now I realize that all the things I complained about were very trivial, there were really no reasons to keep me worried or in a thought process. When you see certain things which deserve your worry, the rest of them somehow fade into the far past and they don’t seem to bother us anymore.
MATURE PEOPLE DON’T COMPLAIN MUCH
Some may call it tolerance, some may call it growing up and some may even call it maturity. Well no matter what definition we give, what thought we give to a certain occurrence, I guess it all boils down to one question – Do you like what you see? If not what can you do about it to change – If it is the outcome and you can make a difference, go ahead and do it. If not, then perhaps change the way you look at it cos there is enough beauty in every direction if you just decide to look it.
IT IS NOT THE MORAL HIGH GROUND, IT IS JUST THE EASY THING TO DO
For people who complain, the world is always going to be very small, if you want to find it bigger, just open up a little more. Too many people complain anyway, we don’t need to add our name to the list. There is plenty more to do..