This is one of the many precious observations I found in Deepak Chopra's recent book The Future of God:
"Nature exists to show us the full range of life
in its most creative and most destructive forms."
It is horrible, heart-wrenching, terrible when we witness or experience destruction and suffering. It hurts emotionally when a friend simply gets lambasted for her opinion. Chopra's phrase provides a lot of food for thought on offering an explanation for all the hatred, violence, disasters, and simply unpleasant experiences we encounter as we navigate life.
However, as I explored in a recent post on adversarial experiences, the bad stuff could be a point of inspiration for what we don't want, and in turn can become an incredible source of creative energy and renewal and impulse. Imagine all the good stuff you want in your life, that the bad stuff helps you to define. As in the yin-yang symbol, good and bad, disastrous and joyful, destructive and creative, are two aspects of the same whole, and exist through definition of their opposite.
If you don't like being out of a job, if you didn't like the result of the recent election, if you don't like your local politics, if you don't like the idea of killing animals for human consumption, if you don't like drab colors - turn that energy around and create what it is you actually want: imagine the job you are looking for, vote in every and all elections (not only the presidential one), become active in your local community to improve its quality of life, eat more plant-based foods, and surround yourself with lots of joyful colors.
Dwelling on the negative makes you depressed, complaining and whining is not effective. But turning a negative experience into a jumping point for something new and better is creative and wise. Just imagine!