On Being a Joyful Curmudgeon
It is a widely agreed precept that a many of a certain age, if he is sane, ought to be a curmudgeon.
Definition of curmudgeon
1: a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man
Why should he be a curmudgeon? Because by the time he has reached a certain age he should also have attained a certain level of wisdom and knowledge which will cause him to understand with increasing clarity how stupid, vain, shallow, lustful, greedy and idiotic most of this world and the people in it actually are.
For those of you who are Bible lovers, go to the venerable Book of Ecclesiastes for your proof