Is Complaining Really Getting You Anywhere?

Is Complaining Really Getting You Anywhere?

"Everything is amazing, and nobody is happy."


I've been a Star Wars fan my entire life. Of course, that means I went to see Rogue One right when it came out. Don't worry, I won't reveal any spoilers in this post, if you have not seen it yet. Anyway, I loved the movie. It was fun and entertaining and had many moments of intense coolness that Star Wars characters can somehow pull off. In May of 2005, I went to see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith at 10 years old. Once the movie was over, I was so happy to have experienced the whole series but was sad that Star Wars was over. I never anticipated being able to experience more films. Then, Disney purchased the franchise and revealed the production of more films. Oh. My. At an older, young adult age, I was going to see and experience more Star Wars films? Nothing but excitement from my end.

Where I realized this was an issue, was that all along the way since Episode VII and through Rogue One, is that people just love to complain. As soon as the credits came up for Rogue One, two people behind me started talking about the movie. The first thing the guy said, which is all they talked about until we got out the door was, "man, that CGI just sucks." Really? It's December 2016 and you just experienced a high budget Star Wars film, and first thing you're doing is complaining? Sad.

In fact, it seems people are more inclined to say something negative than something positive. Not just with Star Wars, but with life. When I see friends post one Facebook about how much they enjoyed a movie or something, there's almost always someone commenting about their dislike of it. Sure, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but there is a point where if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it. There is a profound difference between discussing the successes and failures of a film and just complaining about it.

It all reminds me of an interview with Louis CK a while back. He went on a little rant about how great technology is and how easy we have it, yet people just moan and complain about how those things are never good enough. It's a strange mindset we have settled in.

We always seek what's better nowadays. In and of itself, this is not a bad mindset to have. Yet, when it involves things you buy, it leads to greed and discontent. A few hundred years ago, people would wake up and then go die of small pox or something before dinner. Now, we have it pretty great in our day-to-day lives, so we look for problems elsewhere. "That CGI was bad," "they forgot my guac," or "my phone died." Those problems used to be, "that horse was bad," "they forgot to feed me," or "I died." I'm not saying you should be happy you're not dying anymore, I am just asking that people be a little more positive about the world around you, because other people are working hard to provide it all for you.

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