The Right Way to Complain about Stuff

How you do it matters more than constant positivity.

Bitching can serve a purpose. It’s therapeutic, and helps people bond. You feel closer to someone if you know you can trust them with some of your less optimistic opinions — not just the happy fluff.

You don’t need to fake happiness just to please other people. Positive thinking doesn’t solve everything. Done wrong, it can even trick you into accepting situations that need to change.

Give your complaints some structure. Keep your key purpose in mind. The goal is always to relieve stress, and get yourself to a more productive place.

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