So why do you think this is??

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Easy Fix.” In this prompt we are challenged to write about any topic we want as long as we end the post with “And all is right with the world.”

I have some facts for you and am interested in hearing your responses. I will clarify right away that this post is not meant to offend my male readers in any way! Now that I got your attention I will continue πŸ™‚

Have you ever thought why it is that women live longer than men? In the United States the average lifespan of a man is 77 years and the one of a woman is 82 years. If you study other countries you will find the same thing. The ages may be different, but women still live longer than men.

So Why, is the question of the day? Is it because men are more risk takers and do dangerous things? That women are more wise to not attempt these things πŸ™‚ Is it because we wear men out with the stress of trying to figure us out? πŸ™‚ Does the average woman have a more healthy diet as compared to the average man? What do you think? You have any other possibilities?

I will share my one view and would be interested to hear what the men think of this and of course the women too. I think its because on a average women deal with stress better. We cry it out to our girlfriends! We laugh it out with our girlfriends and we scream it out with them. Tears are something we know very well, we are emotional creatures. I am not saying there are not sensitive men out there, but on average women are definitely more emotional. We express ourselves. We bond deeply with each other, whether its over a cup of coffee or shopping.

You know how it was back in the old days, when men were taught they had to keep a stiff upper lip, that boys don’t cry. I believe this has played a role in how men deal with their stress. Men have a big responsibility, they have a family to care for and provide for. They have a job where they will spend most of their life at. They want to be the rock of the family, they want their wife and children to be able to lean on them. Has this hurt them physically, is this draining away some of their years?

I don’t know, just a thought I have been pondering and wanted to share. I could be all wrong, feel free to let me know! I am sure there probably isn’t one single answer, but thought it was fun to think about. In the end, for now, , I am glad that my husband is still a far way from 77 And All is right with the world! πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “So why do you think this is??

  1. Yes, I definitely agree that too much stress can make people age more quickly, and I’ve been working on dealing with stress better myself! Also, because men tend to identify themselves more strongly with their careers than women do, after they retire they’re more likely to feel useless and get depressed and just sit around watching TV, which shortens their lives. That happens all too often, unfortunately.

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  2. Yes, men tend to be risk takers, and yes, men are more “I can do it myself” and less inclined to seek help/advice, particularly medical. Does your husband read your blogs? It would be interesting to hear his response.

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  3. I agree with you JR. Men don’t do stress well and tend to internalize it. Plus they do more streneous activities than women (notice I didn’t say “hard labor” lol!) Women do the hard “labor”. haha! (i’m so funny i make myself laugh.hehe)

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  4. I agree with you about women vent their stress more regularly than most men do. That could have something to do with it. The comments about staying active during retirement make a lot of sense too. I’ve seen it happen with older family members; they almost give up after they’ve stopped working. The whole thought of it makes me sad though…I don’t want to be left here for several years without my dear hubby!!! πŸ™‚


    • OH Kelly thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. But NO, NO, I can’t make you sad!! Our hubbies will be the exception to the rule! πŸ™‚ I have a plaque that sits by my bed with a Winnie The Pooh quote. If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I don’t have to live a day without you!


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