When I complain instead of solve

Pet peeve 74: whenever I slip and focus on complaining about who and what instead of thinking about how and why to solve the problem. This is doubly frustrating because I enjoy solving puzzles (i.e. problems) more than I enjoy annoying people.

It’s so, so easy to kvetch. It feels good. But, it’s so much more useful to figure out why the problem happened and how to solve it or break the problem done to solvable subproblems.

Being human: it’s tricky.