I was watching the original Planet of the Apes movie and couldn’t understand why Charlton Heston was such an ass in the movie. From the second they got off the ship, that crashed into Earth, he was so mean to his fellow astronauts.
My mom says “because he’s a realist”. That doesn’t mean you have to be an ass about it. On the voyage, a fellow astronaut died when they were in a frozen state and he had 0 sadness about it. His answer, “she’s been dead for more than 100 years”…so? You just found out she’s dead, give a minute and say “Awe that’s terrible”.
Then he goes on to say things like “to everyone back on Earth you’ve been dead for more than 2,000 years. Everything you know and love is dead”. My answer would’ve been “OK, well first of off F#$% you”.