My father is a very wise man. He is also very hardworking man who moved to USA in his 40s, started over in a new country and never complained once. He and my mom forges ahead with a plan till reaching their goal, no matter what. They believe in doing the work and giving their best in every situation.
His philosophy is good and sound. But does it work in every situation?
Nah. There is a place for forging ahead and there is a time to fight back for the change. e.g., If the slaves and abolitionists have not complained and work toward changing the second class citizen treatment of black people, do you think slavery would have been abolished? Rosa Park stood up for her rights & refused to sit in back of the bus. It took long and hard work by everyone- the freedom singers, the civil rights leaders and people themselves -for all races to be treated equally. As a direct result of “complaining”, United State elected Barack Obama, the People’s President in 2008 and again in 2012.