"There’s a difference between complaining and not accepting unacceptable behavior. It’s not complaining to send food back at a restaurant. If you’re served something wrong, you have the right to ask for it to be prepared correctly. You see, there’s something you can do, and doing something about it isn’t complaining. Sitting there and eating something served badly and saying it’s bad to those at the table while you do nothing about it— that’s complaining and that’s a waste of time."
I've always been taught by my mom to not complain, and that is something I've always adhered to. But the problem is, I think in becoming more 'accepting' and not complaining, I've gone too far at certain times by accepting the unacceptable.
In the above scenario Coach Steele provided (pasted above), I would be the person that would not return my food at a restaurant if it was wrong. I would just take whatever was put in front of me and go on my way. There have even been times where a thing or two has been added to my check and I said nothing about it. I've always looked at these scenarios as me complaining and have shyed away from doing anything about them. I think it would be more of a hassle to fix my plate or check than it would be to just accept them and go about my day, even if it would end up costing me some extra dollars. People are allowed to make mistakes and I accept that, so for some reason I don't feel necessary to point out those mistakes when they happen.
This is definitely something I need to get better with in my daily life, learning the difference between complaining and accepting and when action should be required.