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How To Stop Whining And Start Winning (4 of 8)
If It Ain't One Thing It's Another
May 13, 2007
Americans are the whiniest people on the planet. You can't go anywhere without hearing somebody whining. The poorest of the poor in America have it good compared to the rest of the world. Two billion people this morning do not have electricity and they've never had it. They probably never will have it. Seven hundred and ninety-one million people are hungry this morning and many of them will starve to death. The wealthiest are the whiniest. We who have the most complain the most. We whine about traffic and trains and I'm there with you. I mean, I have done my share of whining. I'm working on me. I can't work on you, but I'm working on me. I'm trying some things with the trains. If Leigh is with me I kiss here and we talk about anything but the train. And if she's not with me, I just try to think of how many things I can thank God and praise God for before the train gets by. I'm doing fairly well with that, but when the train stops, and then it backs up, that's where I backslide totally. I'm in big trouble there. You know, the latest whine now is road rage. You have to be careful out there because people will shoot you. So, that's helped me not say some thing right there. It's so difficult to be out there in the traffic and see things that people do. I get frustrated with women and I know men do a lot of crazy things too, but men don't talk on the telephone and put on their makeup and drive at the same time. Men do not do that. But some of you do that and so it is so easy to whine and complain about traffic and trains. George Carlin says, "The idiot behind me is tailgating and the moron in front of me is driving too slowly." Also, politics and public servants -- it's so easy to whine about people that serve us and work for us. You know, our President, George W. Bush -- people whine and blame him for absolutely ev ...
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