Should we complain to get what we want?

Often times we complain about something, whether it’s about financial issues or a boy wanting a brand-new video game. Often times this gets annoying, and others despise those attitudes, but here is the question, should we complain?

Well, that depends on what that person wants. There are times when one shouldn’t complain, such as a boy wanting a brand-new video game. That is just selfish, and he should be grateful or what he does have. I myself would be considered ‘outdated’, because, nearly three years after the Wii U’s release, I still have the plain old Wii system, and I am fine with it, and I don’t complain at all about getting a Wii U.

Sometimes people need to vent. Venting refers to release some anger and frustration; but not all at once so everyone gets mad at you. It’s like trying to store a gallon of milk in an eight ounce glass, the gallon of milk won’t fit, and nobody can claim to be Jesus and say they can do it, because that is blasphemy and also a lie anyways. The messiah came once, and he will come again, but he hasn’t returned yet. But people need to vent regardless, well, as long as the stress is legitimate. A boy complaining, wanting a new video game or a girl whining about getting a new fad toy isn’t what I’d consider legitimate. If a parent is trying to make ends meet in a household with three children and is struggling to buy food, and the prices keep increasing, then yes, that’s legitimate.

Now to a few examples. The first is when American colonists complained about the heavy (or not-so-heavy compared to France) taxes and acts instituted by parliament. The most legitimate act they could complain about was the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act housed soldiers in colonists’ homes without their consent. The colonists had to feed them and take care of them out of their own expense, on top of a whole load of other taxes instituted by parliament. The colonists had reason to complain, and they did. They did until a whole war broke out and they won (surprisingly).

Another example can be seen every year across the world. The March against MONSANTO is a protest against GMOs, which are made by MONSANTO, a company that produces GMO food proven to cause cancer, a disease that will affect over 100 million Americans, or a third of the population, as well as other diseases as well. MONSANTO also owns Roundup, the toxic stuff that people spray on their sidewalks that kills weeds. Well, have you ever wondered why it works? It’s because roundup is an extremely toxic mixture to use.  The protests are for the global population’s health, not for selfish desires, unlike a girl wanting the newest fad toy.

I barely finished the last sentence.

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