The problem with whining is this: human beings like to be right. If you persuade yourself and your friends that times are really tough and that you’re bound to fail, you’ll probably do the things you need to do to make that true in the long run.

Again from Seth Godin.

On the lines of what The Secret talks about. Forget whining, just thinking about how screwed you are will attract the ‘screwing’. Thoughts Become Reality.