Complaining is harmful to body and soul...
Sometimes I enjoy a “good complain.”
You know, a little commiserating, self-pity, critical whining.
But a “good complain” isn't really good.
One author offers 10 reasons why complaining is "toxic," especially in a group:
1. It makes things look worse
2. It becomes habit
3. It skews our focus
4. It causes competitive complaining (increasing complaining in others)
5. It makes people despondent
6. It kills creativity
7. It rewards negative people
8. It promotes bad relationships
9. It creates complaining companions and cliques
10. It leads to pessimism *
No wonder God tells us:
“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people." Philippians 2:14-16 (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us stop whining and start shining.
copyright Gail Burton Purath
* Adapted from Top 10 reasons why constant complaining is so toxic in the workplace