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Wait. I know what you’re thinking, What does laziness have to do with complaining?
Complaining is not just expressing dissatisfaction (“excuse me, but this food is cold”) Rather, complaining is expressing dissatisfaction about something we are doing nothing to change (our food is cold, but we don’t tell the waiter, and gripe the entire meal).
Complaining is the lazy person’s response to dissatisfaction. Why? Because this kind of response to dissatisfaction puts the burden of change onto another person, rather than taking responsibility for change ourselves.
For instance, if our kids protest because they don’t have the latest technological gadget, but aren’t willing to work toward it, that’s complaining. If we grumble about how the kids never clean their room, but fail to put a plan in action to ensure they clean it, that’s complaining, too.
What do you do when you realize complaints come from laziness? Pinpoint the frustration behind the complaint, and put a realistic plan into action to solve the issue before it steals your family’s joy and makes complaining a way of life.
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