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Pope Francis put a sign on his door that says 'no whining'

Pope Francis might spend a lot of time listening to other people's woes, but he has one hard and fast rule: If you want to whine, don't go doing it to him. In order to get his message across, the pope has tacked a sign to his apartment door at the Vatican that reads "no whining" in Italian, Reuters reports.

The sign goes on to warn that "violators are subject to a syndrome of always feeling like a victim and the consequent reduction of your sense of humor and capacity to solve problems," and that "the penalty is doubled if the violation take place in the presence of children. To get the best out of yourself, concentrate on your potential and not on your limitations. Stop complaining and take steps to improve your life."

Italian self-help guru Salvo Noe gifted the sign to Francis, who "promised Noe he would put it up in his office for a laugh," Reuters adds.