Picking the right moment to complain
After spending many years living in the UK, I’ve come to realise just how much Germans love to complain! It’s in the culture to complain about everything – whatever it is. The British seem to be far more reserved and would rather keep their mouths shut than make a scene! Over the years, I’ve toned down my natural urge to complain and have picked up some of the British traits. That’s not a bad thing as I now tend to pick my moments and if I am going to complain – I’ll do it properly!
Don’t cry over spilt milk
Being a positive, optimistic person by nature – most of the time I just go with the flow. In my opinion, it’s a waste of precious energy to complain about the little things that can’t be changed anyway. I’d much rather focus on the good things in life!
Jumping on the bandwagon of complaining
I often get the impression that Germans complain just for the sake of complaining! In Germany, positive or tolerant people are sometimes seen as being without opinion – which I don’t think is fair. Positive people just pick their battles wisely and save their energy for the more important things in life. Let’s be honest, do we really need to complain about delayed trains, traffic or the weather? What we should be doing is putting things in perspective and looking at what’s going on in the world. Next time we want to complain about something, let’s take the time to think before we aim to complain!