Writer Maya Angelou on complaining

Got this from James Clear’s weekly newsletter and really liked it.

Writer Maya Angelou on complaining:

“Sister, there are people who went to sleep all over the world last night, poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again. Sister, those who expected to rise did not, their beds became their cooling boards, and their blankets became their winding sheets. And those dead folks would give anything, anything at all for just five minutes of this… So you watch yourself about complaining, Sister. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”

Source: Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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