Actually, that's not accurate: Everybody loves complaining. Nobody likes listening to complaining.
I'm no different. Even though I now recognize and appreciate that I have very little to legitimately complain about, I still do it. And since I'm not truly suffering in any meaningful way, that means when I rage about something trivial like how much of my day is spent sitting at traffic lights and how they serve no purpose other than impeding me from getting somewhere, it is strictly a recreational activity that I must secretly enjoy.
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Especially if you're a comic.
(Most of what follows applies to just about any job or creative pursuit or any endeavor that you are passionate about and should be at least somewhat fulfilling. Heed my words because I'm enough of an expert on everything that I should totally be telling people what to do.)
Here are two articles I've come across recently written by comedians about what a drag it is to be a comedian.
- "Being a comedian is no laughing matter" by Katie Klimacek
- "10 things not to say to a comic" by Leah Bonnema
|Be gracious, you prick|
|There's also a "no bitching about it" clause|
- Show up on time
- Hit your mark
- Be good
- Get out
- Shut up and be funny