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Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.

But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does expressing negativity tend not to make us feel better, it's also catching, making listeners feel worse. "People don't break wind in elevators more than they have to. Venting anger is…similar to emotional farting in a closed area. It sounds like a good idea, but it's dead wrong," psychologist Jeffrey Lohr, who has studied venting, memorably explained.

OK, so complaining is bad for your mood and the mood of your friends and colleagues, but that's not all that's wrong with frequent negativity. Apparently, it's also bad for your brain and your health. Yes, really.

On Psych Pedia, Steven Parton, an author and student of human nature, explains how complaining not only alters your brain for the worse but also has serious negative repercussions for your mental health.

In fact, he goes so far as to say complaining can literally kill you.

More here: https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/complaining-rewires-your-brain-for-negativity-science-says.html

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so is terminal impotence so i'll opt for complaining

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Are you saying complaining arouses you?

What happened to your older account?

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" . . . emotional farting." I like that term!!!!

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I do too. Every time someone complains (about stupid things, at least), I'm going to call them an emotional farter.

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"Your emotional flatulence is unbecoming." out.gif

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I know a few people to whom that would apply!

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lol, I just looked up "emotional flatulence" and found a book:

Fart In the Wind- Get Rid of Emotional Flatulence and Establish Healthy Relationships!
Fart in the Wind is a metaphor for emotional flatulence. It's an Emotional and Spiritual Guide to Graceful and Effective Communication with Anybody! It compares the act and response to "farting,” to the act and response to sharing honest feelings, shock, shame, embarrassment and desire to run from the scene.

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laugh.gif Amazing!!!!

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you trying to kill my site?

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Dirka dirka

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lol, we both posted three thingies at the same time.

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😂😂😂

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So is holding it all in.

Dirka dirka

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I guess you're supposed to complain in moderation?

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I wonder if you're supposed to fart in moderation too or fart as much as possible. It would be painful to keep holding it in.

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Dirka dirka

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I just remembered this:


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If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

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That might seem random if you didn't read the "emotional farting" stuff earlier in the thread, lol.

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Complaining can also be born of immaturity, but there always has to be an exception to every rule too.

If people are going to complain about me, I will just do the same to them.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?
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