Sharing our struggles with others is different from unloading our toxic attitude on them. Venting fits the latter.
In a way, venting is a form of littering that people do without realizing the impact that it has on their surroundings – in this case, it impacts people.
Venting is also a decision not to genuinely deal with a situation. It has all the characteristics of an unresolved issue where complaining replaces the wisdom of taking the time to understand and learning from it.
Tackling hardships requires focus. A reactive response exclusively focused on emotions distracts us from possible solutions.
When we rant, we also have the terrible habit of ridiculing or placing blame on others. It is the perfect opportunity to let out the worst in ourselves.
Choose peace of mind
A healthy way to share our challenges with others is by keeping it respectful towards anyone involved in the situation.
Putting ourselves in a position to make demeaning comments about others who have upset us robs us of our peace of mind because, deep inside, we know that we are just as imperfect as they are. And we all need compassion.
Regardless of circumstance, we should focus on reflecting in silence and learning the lesson that an upsetting situation invariably brings to our lives.
All things work together for our good when love is our driving force.