Thanks to my sister for the following link to the BBC – ‘Feeling Grumpy is Good for you’
It seems someone was just grumpy enough to study whether being grumpy is actually a useful thing. Dr Joe Forgas, an Australian, is making headlines in the UK (and England may have some experience with grumpy old men so they’d spot an imposter…)
On several levels he suggests that the happy little optimist is in fact being outperformed by their ‘glass half empty’ cranky compatriots. You decide which camp you fall into!