January 11, 2017
everyone is entitled to whinge about their problems (or physically express them) but you have to know your audience. Forgive my callousness but originally hailing from the Philippines where 90% of the population live below the poverty line (despite the majority working extremely hard to improve their lot), having a wife who required a kidney transplant after falling pregnant with our son (she was previously on haemodialysis six days a week and was hospitalised several times and had to be brought in to Emergency via ambulance) and living with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI that’s unnamed and resulting in compromised in balance and co-ordination) for nearly a decade some issues seem like “high-class” problems to me. It’s not that they shouldn’t complain but choose carefully the person(s) to share it with.
I know I should be more empathetic but it frustrates me when people feel entitled – ever seen the film, Blue Jasmine. It’s just people should learn to adjust and adapt to their circumstances – all of us have our own crosses to bear but, with me, for the most part they’re barking up the wrong tree.