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Stopping the whine

Listening to complaining literally damages people’s brains. It takes away neurons from the hippocampus. Not only that, it drives people away from the complainer. Listening to it is just an unpleasant social experience.

That is the opposite of a politically smart move.

So don’t do it. Instead, take some responsibility and offer practical, proactive solutions. And do what you can. Stop saying “someone should” and instead say “I shall”, or even better “I have fixed it”. Where you can’t do that, ask yourself if you should be commenting at all.

If you find yourself whining, consider a crash diet. Just stop yourself mid-sentence.

Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.

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