Great Irish Whining
"The Scots were real men. They didn’t complain about the hardships of life. There were stoic the definition of stoic," he said.
"My clan has a motto that says 'Learn to Suffer,'" he said. "That the Scot grit. We don’t whine like other little nations."
"What are you talking about?" I asked. "I'm Irish and the greatest thing about the Irish is that they whine. Myths, songs, revolutions, beer—it is all excellent whining. They whine with style. That’s what’s so great about it all.
“Forget stoicism, learn to whine with style. That’s what makes a people great."