At a meeting at work today I go to listen to one of my co-workers talk about how he finds it hard to write computer programs for class (we are all part-time people who go to college) while he was drunk. Then, some other guy spoke up and said he finds it hard to program all the time. I got to thinking that in situations like this someone always speaks up and talks about how poorly they are doing and then laugh over it. While attending classes, I'm always hearing people talk about how they are failing tests, having a hard time with homework, and having to stay up late at night to keep up with their work.
Now, I've always been a good student in high school and college (not to brag), and I absolutely refuse to stay up late doing work and manage my time accordingly. I'm just about sick and tired of hearing people complain and I'd like to hear someone besides myself affirm that they are succeeding in their endeavors. I never say anything like "well I'm doing great in school," but I'm sure as hell thinking it.
Could someone please explain to me what the deal is with my fellow students and their constant complaints? If I walked around and talked about how I was doing well, I'd get called an arrogant prick, but everyone seems to be ok with hearing others complaints of ineptitude. Seems to me that if talking about success is bad, then complaining about failure should be as well. I've gotten annoyed with hearing people talk like this to the point where I don't want to show up to my classes early because I have to listen to people complain of their failures. Surely, someone in school is doing well. I'm a former cynic, and I'd like to believe the best in people, but to listen to people around campus talk students, at least, are a miserable lot.