It probably goes without saying, but according to research done at the University of Michigan, you’ll stay healthier longer if you marry an optimist. You’ll certainly be happier.
What makes a pessimist a pessimist? Complaining a lot is one trait.
Take a look at these complaints by holiday-goers. They’ll make you laugh and roll your eyes, and maybe think twice about complaining:
“3. On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”
5. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”
8. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”
15. “There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”
Read the rest on Blogdramedy
Or you could turn your complaints into a song, as the Complaints Choir of Helsinki did (and Edinburgh, Toronto, Singapore — which was banned apparently, and Chicago, and yes, Tokyo, too. See a list on Wikipedia for all the other cities that have made Complaint Choirs.)
BTW, in Japanese, people use the word “claimer” to mean someone who complains. It’s a Japanglish word, or at least it’s not used that way in American English, so the person you’re talking to may not understand what you mean. You can use the word “claimant” but it’s legalese. I’d just say “someone who complains” or maybe a “complainer”, but even that word isn’t really used that much.