You might think that someone who complains is having a bad time while someone who is quiet is having a good time.
It's the opposite.
Someone who complains:
* believes that what they are doing is worth complaining about
* believes that they are worthy of better circumstances
* feels a sense of agency over their environment
Someone who is quiet:
* doesn't believe what they're doing is worth complaining about
* doesn't believe they're worthy of better circumstances
* feels powerless
@kai i'd modify that a little.
Complainers often feel their agency is being/was challenged. They may be in transition to silence should their agency disappear.
Similarly, the silent can be roused to complaint, when the stakes become sufficiently high.
@Tonycoyle "I just…can't…take it anymore!"
Personally I'm trying to establish boundaries and speak up more frequently on smaller issues, rather than quietly letting everything burn and then rage quitting.
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