“I don’t want to wake up yet!”
“Stop asking me for a Coca Cola. The answer will always be no.”
“I’m so over doing laundry.”
But, am I truly miserable or upset about any of it? Not really. It’s easy to laugh and play whine about the little things.
So, how do you know if someone is living actual misery? Here are some signs for you (by now you know my love of making identifiable lists).
1. They see the worst in EVERYTHING. Whatever the situation is, they look for the worst and assume the worst.
2. They have friends that are really unhappy too. Turns out misery does love company.
3. They hate reality! They do as much as possible to avoid reality.
Ex. drink too much, watch hours and hours and hours of television, check facebook every 3 minutes… anything to not look at what’s real in their life.
4. Whenever they have the chance, they give attitude and they overreact. More so, they have no issue at all being rude.
– “Hey, how’s it going? What are you up to today?”
– “What, you’re suddenly interested?”
5. They point out everyone else’s faults. They like to worsen other people’s moods. They are hoping that others see the world as ugly as they see it.
6. “I’m so much better than you.” While they don’t truly believe this, they bring forth the persona that they are better than everyone else.
7. Jealousy. They don’t like the happy person and blame their happiness on ignorance rather than trying to figure out how they can be happy too.
8. Like the picture says… they try to negatively impact other people’s lives. It gives them a feeling of power. If they were happy with their own life, they wouldn’t take the time to try and ruin someone else’s.
These people say they want to be happy and then oddly enough, they are very successful at creating misery. It takes a great amount of effort to manifest such misery and actually gives them a sense of meaning.
So my Wednesday Whine is this…
To the miserable person,
Do you really aspire to be miserable and make other’s miserable as well? What do you win from this? Happiness? And do you like how you are being perceived by others?