|A volcano venting. Or is he just complaining? I can't tell. Image from here|
From what I've seen, oftentimes talking about the irritation, for the sole purpose of venting the emotion, just gets me all steamed up again. And sometimes even gets the listener emotional too (yay! A twofer!) so my venting not only doesn't help me, it ends up messing up someone else's moment.
So here is my challenge: spend one week without venting via complaint. Now, since I'm not a huge fan of rules, I'll be okay if I end up doing a little gripe here or there by accident (I'm easygoing), but I will make every effort to channel that steam that needs to be vented through some other way.
My assistant in the matter at hand: Jon Bon Jovi. Whenever I get all frustrated, I'm going to think of You Give Love a Bad Name. Who can stay mad after that?
What do you think?
P.S. Check out my October Song Sketch, if you're so inclined!