Great Grumps and Their Lessons
Grumps, grouches and curmudgeons are some of our favorite characters of TV and film, but why? They must satisfy something within us, or they wouldn’t be so popular. It could be that they say what we may be thinking, but don’t dare to say out loud, allowing us to explore things that would otherwise go unspoken. Though we may be feeling like they act, when it’s taken to the extreme, we can laugh at it, and laugh at ourselves, too. They don’t sugar-coat things, so they seem more realistic, and we feel like they’re being honest, especially with rare compliments. In some cases, they get away with their aberrant behavior because they’re really good at something. They make us think, they make us laugh, let’s see what else we can learn from these classic grumps.