Getting into this box is what's best for both of us. During your time in the box, you will learn so much, and yet experience so little. It's a wild ride, my friend, one well worth the time spent...and let's face it, you don't have much to do these days anyway.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Want to live longer? Be a depressed schmuck like me.

The American Psychological Association claims that pessimism about the future may lead to longer, healthier lives.
WASHINGTON—Older people who have low expectations for a satisfying future may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those who see brighter days ahead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Our findings revealed that being overly optimistic in predicting a better future was associated with a greater risk of disability and death within the following decade,” said lead author Frieder R. Lang, PhD, of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. “Pessimism about the future may encourage people to live more carefully, taking health and safety precautions.” The study was published online in the journal Psychology and Aging®.
In that case, I shall present Vault-Co. as the internet's premium anti-aging drug. It's the ultimate in depression porn. I know we guys in the MAndrosphere probably are already going to be living pretty long lives, but can't hurt to get a few more useful years in, eh?


  1. A universal trait amongst those that work with their hands is fatalism: don't even bother hoping for the best, because nothing ever works properly, nor does it go according to plan. Pessimists are prepared for this; optimists get ruined by it.

    1. The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry, as the saying goes. Being prepared never hurts.

  2. I have suffered from depression and pessimism my whole life. Does that mean my risk of an early death is almost nil?
    Better jump off a building soon.