I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
Since starting the Four Perspectives experiment I’ve had to confront kind of a hard truth about myself. In trying to come up with an idea every week I’ve had to come face to face with the fact that I really have the propensity to whine a lot. The first things that come to mind when I sit down to write a blog are things that I want to complain about. In my defense, as I look back over the posts I’ve actually posted I have managed to restrain myself from my apparently inherently whiney nature and sometimes accentuate the positive – but I know that those posts weren’t always my first choice.
While I recognize that many popular comedians make a pretty good living pointing out the absurdities and complaining about the world, in real life this is not a particularly attractive or even productive quality. But, as I said, since I started blogging, I have to admit that whininess does seem to be my default position…and I’m not really sure what to do about it. Since there’s very little chance of my turning professional with my whines, I guess I’m going to have to look at this as an opportunity for growth.
So I am resolved: in the past, it may have been “I whine, therefore I am” but no more. Now that I recognize this I have to do better…or at least try anyway. I whine, therefore I have to snap out of it and find some new thoughts. After all, like the song says kisses are sweeter than whine.
Hmmm wine…too bad I’m not a drinker, that’d probably help J