I hate whining. Before I began writing this blog article, I made certain to use the term “whining” correctly…Merriam Webster provides this definition:
complaining or inclined to complain in a childish or petulant manner
We’re surrounded by Whiners who insist on their right to whine.
We Wuz Robbed!
That reminded me of an article I read in mid-December 2020: “Trump unleashes an army of sore losers”. Yet, the examples included by the author, David Siders, go beyond the concept of a Sore Loser. For instance, one unsuccessful candidate complained that his loss by 13 points resulted from a rigged election and another asserted that some undefined irregularities resulted in her loss by over 50 points.
Apparently, election officials in the responsible voting districts irresponsibly allowed voters to vote who were not inclined to vote for these candidates. Shame! Complaints about the results of an election—any election—are nothing more than whines by losers and their supporters.
I completely agree with Robert Burns, who wrote:
I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
What Do Adults Do?
Complaints about the results of an election—any election—are whines by losers and their supporters. My parents advised me—abruptly—to address such situations thus:
Get over it…and Get Over Yourself.
Took me some time to learn to follow their advice.