People have told me that I’m bitter and I usually respond that it’s not a matter of bitterness, rather it’s a frustration with a lack of general excellence. The thing is that this “bitterness” or even better, this “whining” that I do generally causes me to take action.
Mark Cuban is the same way and summarizes up whining very nicely:
Whining is the first step towards change. Its the moment when you realize something is very wrong and that you have to take the initiative to do something about it. Sure, criticism usually comes along with the territory. Who cares ?
People who don't whine are punching bags. They just go about their days, their jobs, their lives, knowing there is nothing they can do to change a darn thing, so why say a word ? They see no reason to whine because they know they are incapable of affecting change.
So you know what? Call me bitter or, better yet, call me a whiner any damn day. And no, you don’t have to do things on the scale of Mark Cuban in order to affect change; just stop being a punching bag.