Whatever their personality quirks and limitations, your grandparents probably simply gritted their teeth and got on with life, toughing out any difficulties that arose. But these days we live in the age of self-help. That’s great news for those with mental trauma or problematic personalities. Help abounds to assist people who want to become the best, happiest version of themselves, alleviating a lot of human misery.
But it is possible to take self-help too far.
Not the perpetually sunny person you think you should be? Stop beating yourself up. Your worst traits aren’t so bad after all.