Complaining is one of those actions that i think should be used sparingly. Firstly, it doesn’t actually achieve anything, expect perhaps to make you even more worked up over your problems or to turn you into a bitter and irritating person, and therefore it’s just wasted energy. I think that we shouldn’t complain about something until we have actively and persistently tried to change, rectify or improve the situation. Of course there are some things that are out of our control, but at least we can say we tried; there is nothing more annoying than someone who complains without actually doing anything themselves. Secondly, I think that complaining is wasted energy because most of the things we complain about are trivial in the grand scheme of things. There are people in the world who are trekking through much harder battles such as terminal illnesses, deaths of loved ones, constant bullying, or national conflicts. Why is it that people in tougher positions act tougher, and here we are complaining about someone or something that won’t matter in a few hours? We need to focus on the things we do have, the blessings we have been given, the things we can control, and the things that have gone right. Not only will this help improve your quality of life, but the others around you too.