That is putting it in a nutshell. I'm not against complaining per se especially if there's merit to the complaint and as already discussed earlier here am also of the opinion that complaining sometimes does serve an important function in letting off steam and getting things off one's chest but only against the constant whiners. (Sorry for the misunderstanding here SMS if I didn't put my point across clearly and i concede the title of the thread coupled with the pastor's message may be misleading.) You know who you are (constant whiners) or may know of some who're like that.Wind In My Hair wrote: I didn't mean we need to change the world. Just ourselves. By not complaining so much.
Bad service, maid abuse, unsafe driving habits, lack of proper hygiene, rudeness from service personnel to me qualify as complaints of merit while the constant whining of the price of alcohol, (drink less) crappy tv (subscribe to what you want and stop being so cheap by cribbing about price) and the foot shuffle. (sorry, can't help you there ) do not.
What does get my goat though is the perpetual litany of complaints that one sees a lot of on forum boards that are a pure waste of bandwidth, in my opinion and its usually the same posters too again and again. Petty, trivial, inane complaints that do nothing but reflect the state of one's constant dissatisfaction, negativity and reflection on life in general. These are the people that I believe should take on the pastor's challenge.