As much as I would like to accept the credit that this "finding" would grant me... (oh, the glory of being able to say, "I'm a jerk because I'm
smarter than you!" -- oh, wait... jerks usually think that anyway)...
I'm calling bull.
I think there is a conspiracy to convince people to become grumpier. Everyone wants to be considered smarter - and most will do anything to achieve
I am a grumpy person sometimes, but I don't think that it's right to let it overcome you. In my grumpiest moments I make some of the best arguments
in the worst possible way. Very rarely does an argument call for someone to become terribly grumpy before someone will listen. Usually it's the
other way around.
However, people should learn to look through the grumpiness and listen to what is being said. On the same note, us grumpy people should become even
MORE "evolved" and learn to make our case without becoming depressed...
In fact, the truly wise person will not be habitually grumpy. The truly wise person will be calm and patient more often than not.
That is not to say that a lot of apparently calm and patient people are incredibly smart. Sometimes the apparently calm and patient people are the
ones who simply don't care (until it affects them directly in a negative way that is completely unavoidably demeaning and/or abusive).
But do not be fooled. The smartest and wisest of us look like plain fools. They are calm, patient, pay attention to detail, and yet realize the
vanity in it all... they do not pressure for the answers or for the results because they understand that what they seek is inevitable - mainly because
they are wise enough to seek the truth.
You will find me losing my wit when I see a post I believe that lacks true and careful thought - sometimes. Of course there are hundreds of these
posts and I ignore most...
And yet I am guilty of these kinds of posts at times as well.
But it is not good to lose my wit. No - because there may be a truth that I myself am missing from something... and it is better not to react too
entirely quickly to such posts because I am become what I berate.
No, it is not smarter or good to be a grumpy person. There is nothing "evolved" about being a jerk. Being a jerk has some of its merits and is
sometimes a part of someone's personality without them even recognizing it... or more accurately, some people are used to a certain kind of
personality and frown upon those personalities not understood.
For example, I am straightforward with my thoughts and actions. People think I am a jerk because they believe that I must mean something ELSE besides
exactly what I said. People think I am a jerk because they fail to realize my sarcasm because I do not LAUGH. My humor seems to piss people off
because they do not realize it is humor. Once they do... they're already too put off to laugh. Rarely do I meet someone who busts out laughing
after something I said and I look at them like, "Why?" and then they think that I meant what I said ... but the reality is that I am not used to
someone seeing it for what it is!
So, it is probably a bad thing to say that grumpy people are more evolved because grumpiness is usually a misunderstood perception rather than a
And then there are the grumpy people who are complete morons! Because they are spoiled and do not get what they want. Oh wait! That is most of
humanity. Happy when comfortable, pissed when inconvenienced. No one appreciates the good and thanks God for it - but we rest in it and soak it in
because we, the grumpy spoiled-brats, feel deserving.
But what have we earned?
How many people perceive what I just said to be grumpy?
I assure you that I am not grumpy. I tell it how I see it without diluting.
I think it is the people who perceive grumpiness instead of thinking about what was said that are the people who were raised and bred around politic
and "perfection" instead of honesty and hard work. Another portion of the people choose the politic and "perfection" life because it has more
material benefits. Of course their minds rot away...
So, I believe the reality is that those who are perceived grumpy by society are generally the ones who actually aren't negative, but honest. I
believe the reality is that those who are perceived grumpy are perceived that by the truly negative people who can't HANDLE the truth. Those people
become grumpy because they have to face life instead of being babied all the time.
The way society is headed, I believe that a lot more people are being babied; it's a fact. I work retail. My job gets more difficult everyday
because of peoples' infantasies. Yes, new word, I said it.
I could go on, being the grumpy and opinionated person that I am.