The Tyranny of the Positive Attitude

Thank God.  Finally after years of tyranny, American optimism is going to be put in its place.  Complaining in groups and with song is really the better way to go.  The Complaints Choir started in Birmingham, England but have spread:

[To] choirs in Helsinki, where singers bemoaned boring dreams, and one in Budapest, Hungary, which ranted about a neighbor holding folk-dance practice in an upstairs apartment.

After starting more than 20 such choirs elsewhere, the Helsinki couple say they traveled here to end “the tyranny of the positive attitude in America.” …

“When everyone’s singing your complaint, it’s very cathartic,” the 38-year-old Chicagoan said after Saturday’s performance. “It’s as if you have a lot of support for your complaint.”