I have little patience for complaining.
Generally, I find that people complain too much and too loudly about things they should simply accept or quietly work to change.
This character trait makes me ill-suited for a part of my job as an ethics & compliance officer, the part where I receive allegations of wrongdoing.
When I feel my blood starting to boil (i.e. when I feel the urge to complain), I bring to mind the following quotes:
Patience is not how long you can wait but how well you behave while you wait.
– Timber Hawkeye
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.
This allows me to set my pain aside and seek to understand and alleviate another’s pain.