Being a foreigner based in France, I felt compelled to read this BBC piece on 'complaint culture' in France from one of my news feeds and felt this one aspect amusing and applicable for entrepreneurs and founders:
The French attitude towards complaining is uncomfortable for many Anglophones, many of whom argue that negativity breeds negativity. But according to some experts, the French attitude [complaining just for the fun of it] may in fact be better for your health. A 2013 study in Biological Psychiatry found that attempts to regulate negative emotions could be linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, while 2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin found that bottling up negative emotions can make people more aggressive.
It isn't a secret that entrepreneurs, founders, and people pursuing/doing their own things are regularly faced with adversity and as a result negativity. Yet I imagine when we interface with others (family, friends, partners, team members, customers, etc.), more often that not, we find ourselves trying to put on a positive face (or at least I do). Perhaps we should start a complaining circle at RC to allow ourselves a slightly more public place to vent/let some steam out externally? 🤣