Have you ever known someone who made a practice of complaining? I have. He could gripe about anything. And consequently, he found a lot to gripe about. I don’t think he even knew he was doing it.
Finding fault is a habit. So is finding peace.
Being perpetually unhappy about the world is a state of mind. It’s a choice you make. Some people make it so often it seems like there is no other way, but it’s still a choice.
This is good news, because it means being at peace with the world is also a choice.
You can still see change that needs to happen and take action. Sign a petition, join a protest, start composting, take three deep breaths rather than respond to someone in anger. Do whatever seems appropriate. But then let it go.
There is no need to pick up an unwanted condition, carry it around with you, and talk about it all day long. You only succeed in making yourself (and everyone around you) miserable.
Give yourself peace instead.
A person who has a habit of complaining will find problems under even the most idyllic circumstances. A person with a habit of being at peace will similarly find conditions to feel peaceful about. Your internal state shifts the way you see the external world.
The world’s problems don’t have to go away before you can have peace.
Peace exists inside of you. Find it, hold it tight, and watch the world change around you.