Complaining vs Getting Involved

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Complaining vs. Getting Involved
Bernard Hernandez-Irizarry
COMM/215
October 31, 2013
University of Phoenix
Dr. Virginia Santiago-Acuna

Complaining vs. Getting Involved
I have chosen the topic complaining vs. getting involved. During the last decade I have often heard how difficult it has become to succeed and advance in a professional as well as a personal level globally. We hear how our government makes it even harder each day, by creating new taxes, laws and regulations that tend to only benefit the wealthy, protect the poor and leave us, the working class trapped in the middle. In most cases, carrying most of the burden of our country, and our community’s social and financial crisis. We often hear our family; friends and colleagues blame everything and everybody about his or her personal, financial as well as professional problems.
At work I often hear my colleagues and superiors constantly complain about their jobs. Most of us complain about our pay cuts, loss of benefits, and our work conditions. I also hear about how much our job has changed, how benefits and work related rules that protect and alleviate our work conditions seem like a dream, a thing from the past.
When I go to the supermarket, or even attend church I hear, my congregation complaining. It seems hard to get away from all of this negativity, and at times, trying to stay positive and non-reactive can feel almost impossible.
Yes its bound to happen, we all encounter difficulties in our lives, most of them unexpectedly. I can affirm and confirm that most of us, during these difficult times will feel the need to complain, and allow ourselves to be part of this negative wave that can drive us to criticism as well as negative thinking and complaining. We often hear that famous proverb, “misery likes company.” Can this be true? Are we all compelled day-by-day to act and react?…...

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