Today is National Grouch Day and you can probably think of a few folks who would should be honored on National Grouch Day, which is a day designated by the Sesame Street character, who happens to be named Oscar the Grouch.
According to UPI.com. today, Sesame Magazine officially deems Oct. 15, National Grouch Day for the nation. The Sesame Street character was known for his pessimism and he was just a puppet, or a Muppet, in Sesame Street lingo.
When you use the word grouch to describe someone in real life, they are usually the ultimate party pooper, or the one that cannot find that silver lining no matter how long they analyze that cloud!
Julie de Azevedo Hanks, a therapist and author of the book, “The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women," doesn’t think being a grouch is necessarily a bad thing. Apparently adults who are pessimistic about the future live longer and are less likely to live with a disability.
Although, that's not everything, are they more likely to live alone because being around a real crouch could be hard to take all the time? They might have a longer life, but no one said it wouldn't be lonely.
There’s research to back up that a grouch tends to live longer, according Hanks, who also claims that sometimes those pessimistic folks you are calling a grouch use negative thinking as a motivational strategy. Just remember that those folks who you perceive as a grouch, may be considered a drag by many, but they could be trying to improve themselves, said Hank.