“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.” -Dolly Parton
Some students seem always to be living under a cloud of doom and gloom, they only hear, see, feel, and express negative things.
When I was stationed on a U.S. Navy nuclear cruiser as a chief petty officer, all the chiefs went to the chief's lounge to have meals, and sit around and talk about work and the Navy in general. Everyone had something to complain about, but nobody liked a whiner. In the lounge was a small carved statue of an old sailor that was named "Chief Snively." Any time a chief started to snivel, one of the other chiefs would find the statue and present it to him to let him know he was sniveling and needed to shut up.
We have all seen the student that snivels, whines, and has an excuse for everything he or she does wrong or anything that goes wrong. He whines that he cannot kick properly because of an old dodge ball injury. She gets winded easily because everyone else works too hard, and snivels that it makes her work harder than she is able. While sparring, he stops every couple of seconds holding some different, supposedly injured, body part and whines. Although she cannot perform a technique properly herself, she is constantly pointing out to others what they are doing wrong. He says that if he had not lost the first match, he would have won the entire tournament. She is too old, too short, too heavy, too tall, too small, too tired, too sick, too hot, etc.
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