I’m Not A Fan Of People Who Constantly Gripe and Moan About Their Life

I am not a complainer.  Or should I say I complain but I don’t make a habit of doing so.  I am especially quiet when it comes to the pain my body experiences due to my MS.  I’m not a fan of people who constantly gripe and moan about their life.  I know this post is going to ruffle some feathers, but I need to get this off my chest.

I understand life can be difficult.  After all I live with a disease which is trying to kill me, worse case put me in a wheel chair; best case take away my lifestyle.  But I don’t complain.  This is the hand dealt me and it is my job to do the best with what remains.


I especially don’t have sympathy for those who complain about pain or how they feel while they have weak eating habits and make excuses as to why they cannot exercise at all, ever.  I read a story of a girl who was wheelchair bound who lost nearly 60 pounds by watching her intake and finding exercises she could handle.  Disease does not make you eat poorly.  And the vast majority of people can find some type of exercise to which they are capable; IF they want to.  “If” being the key word.

I know some will get upset at what I am saying and I’m okay with it. But before you get upset and jump on the defensive, stop and think.


39 thoughts on “I’m Not A Fan Of People Who Constantly Gripe and Moan About Their Life

  1. Everything you say is true. I’m a whiner about my pain, and exercising is hard for me because, (there it is) I’m mostly in the fetal position. But I get some exercising in on non-severe days and I do my darnedest to eat right. I may turn green from eating so many salads. ha! Life is tough for those of us with invisible illnesses, but we can’t judge others just because we are strong and they are weak. Some people can handle more exercise than others. Some have no one to talk to and voice their pain levels in their blogs. You being a strong one may get tired of us weak ones whining, but neither of us have walked the other’s path. Lighten up. 🙂

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  2. THANK YOU!!! I can’t tolerate people who complain constantly about everything. I understand there are time where pain or situations warrant it. I understand sometimes life can make you utterly miserable…but it is all in how you choose to be. You have to choose how you want to be. If it is diet..it your choice what you eat. If it is exercise..it is your choice to do or not to do. You have to find a way to do what you are capable of. Our lives are full of choices.

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  3. I find that moaning is a self-fulfilling prophesy – the more one moans, the more one has to moan about! Life can certainly be hard, but a lot of things can be dealt with by way of a shrug and a stiff upper lip. Everyone has choices and everyone can make changes. We are responsible for our own happiness.

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  4. I’m not even reading anyone else’s comments because I 100% agree with you. Every morning I do Zumba or lift weights. 6 days a week. Yes I have to sit for most of the workout now but I still do it everyday, moving my body as much as I can, no excuse. I watch what I eat. I just agree it’s not an excuse unless the medicine is the culprit which sometimes it can be but only to a point.

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    • Exactly. There are people who have hormone issues and keeping weight under control is a constant battle. BUT, for those who choose, they can win the battle by being strict in their eating regimen and they are able to keep it under control. Now if they choose to eat pizza, drink sodas, intake sugars galore, then their weight will become an issue. And it might take some people a long time to get to a healthier life, but it is not impossible. Most people simply don’t care enough to focus on it.

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      • I agree I was overweight my whole life I’ve been a size 18 and I’m a size 8 and I’ve been that size for 8 years. It wasn’t easy I still fight everyday but I’m never lazy about it or make excuses. I maintain. I’m far from thin but I’m a hell of a lot better

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      • People can use all kinds of excuses. The truth is they don’t care enough to do something about it. If health is a true desire, you will find a way to live healthy.

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  6. The problem with complaining is that it doesn’t motivate you to change what you’re complaining about. Frankly, it does the opposite. It isn’t good enough to just sit and wish things would change. Now I know a chronic illness like MS can’t be changed and I don’t blame people as much for complaining about that. I would think that some of them are seeking support.

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  7. I fully agree with you! I have lived since birth with a number of health issues, and will not likely see the end of this year, yet I rarely even mention my woes. I get so annoyed when I hear people go on and on about a headache, cold, or other non-life-threatening ailments. But alas … I try to remind myself that for them, that may well be their biggest worry. I try to be patient … sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. 🙂 Hang in there! Hugs!


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