So... Does it annoy you when people complain about stupid things?
I usually have a lot of empathy for the real problems in life - losing loved ones, getting a divorce, needing surgery, etc. However, I find when people complain about things that aren't *really* problems, that I don't care and get increasingly angry if they continue to be dramatic about it.
Friend X is newly engaged to a wonderful man. Friend X's fiancee must go out of town on a business trip for three days. Friend X is angry, sad, and complains to everyone she sees. This in spite of the fact that her life is completely great, she is engaged and really has a life that everyone else admires.
Is it simply human nature to complain? Even if your life in the eyes of others is great?
Does it annoy you when people complain about stupid things? Or are you skilled at being empathetic even in situations where you may not agree with the complainer?