Secret to living a long life: Avoid men to live to 109
Jessie Gallan says that:
My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They’re just more trouble than they’re worth,” Gallan, who has never married,
The cost of burying our tramatic life memories. If you have a sense of meaning and purpose in life you will live longer. A popular book by Carl Sagan about Life and Death. A great list of stories of when Life gives you lemons. Book review of How will you measure your life? Some thoughts about how life is like a juggling act.
Some mystical orders have claimed that the energy that is not spent in procreation can be channeled for spiritual growth. People make interesting choices don’t they? Some studies show that women who get married tend to live shorter lives while men live longer lives. So there is some proof that women get the short end of the stick. However, it is also true that men are more likely to die at every stage of life, so I’m not sure that being one gender is more advantageous than the other.
It is kind of funny isn’t it? Too often you hear men and women complain about each other and the stereotypes that each gender faces. It is true that we have thoughtless and cruel people in our lives who make us suffer because of our gender. However it isn’t personal. I had a wise person tell me once that how someone treats you says everything about their own personality and nothing about you. They don’t know you, so how could it be about you? I wonder why people try to hurt each other when they would benefit far more by helping each other. That is one of the mysteries of the human condition. We know that we should cooperate, yet we find every reason to not cooperate. Strange species aren’t we?