In a classic Peanuts cartoon, Charlie Brown complains to Linus that every day his lunch is the same. When Linus asks Charlie Brown who makes his lunch, Charlie Brown says, “I do.”
Charlie Brown’s complaint seems really silly after hearing his answer to “Who makes your lunch?”
He’s the one who gets the ingredients, puts them together, and puts them in the lunch bag. Yet he’s unhappy with the results.
Results that he has total control over.
What could he do differently?
He could pack a different lunch. He could go out to eat. He could even ask to swap his lunch with a friend.
Any of those things would change his lunch but he chooses to complain about it.
Are you like Charlie Brown?
- complain about situations that you could change?