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5 THINGS YOU CAN STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT… NOW!

MONDAYs

For the past 20 odd years of your life you have known that Sunday is always followed by Monday. And it will more than likely be that way for the rest of your life. You should probably get over that…like today. Monday will come, and then it will go, and then it’ll come again. I’m sure Rebecca Black can help you out in that department.

THE WEATHER

How boring are you? Why are you even talking about the weather? Have you already exhausted the infinite combinations of words that form sentences that you are complaining about it being too cold? As individuals, we don’t exude one iota of influence over whether it rains or snows, so just check the damn weather before you leave the house and dress appropriately.

WORK

This is a general comment to everyone that complains about work, whatever work they do. You knew what you were getting in to when you first started work, when you interviewed, and when you were looking for places to interview. You had at least three chances to say “No thank you.” But you signed up for it anyway. Whatever the reason: “You don’t love it, but you did it to pay the rent.” You still chose to do {insert the work you do}. So you have two options: quit or shut up about it and find a way to make it better.

FACEBOOK STATUSes

Stop complaining about the XYZ stuff filling up your news feed. “If I see one more post about…” If you don’t want to see the cheesy quotes, pictures, etc. from that acquaintance from high school that you have spoken to in over four years, you don’t have to. It’ll take you 20 seconds just to hide them from your feed, and voilà nothing to complain about. That’s all on you, kiddo.

PROFESSORS

Listen up kids: He’s a tenure professor for a reason, and he’s not going anywhere any time soon. Most people think that professors are tenured for life but that’s not true. You have to prove that they are incompetent or act unprofessionally, and less than 2 percent of tenured faculty are dismissed every year (National Education Association). As hard as it is to get rid of one, it is just as difficult to become one. Professors (and teachers) have an abundance of knowledge and wisdom that extend beyond your current capacity to understand them. Looking back a few years from now, the toughest teachers I had were the ones I learned the most from, because they challenged me; I had something to prove to them. Look at it this way: your peers taking Economics with the easier, nicer teacher is paying just as much as you but is only being challenged less; I’m pretty certain there is exists a positive correlation between how much I was challenged and how much I learned. I mean, that’s why you’re paying thousands of dollars for college right? To learn??

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