Take that you cheerful, happy-go-lucky bastards!
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 95 18:42:16 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Take that you cheerful, happy-go-lucky bastards!
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Children who are prudent, dependable, and dour may get extra life on
the planet as adults, according to 60 years of U.S. research on 1,178
people who were children in the 1920's. Conscientious youngsters grew
up to be careful adults who smoked and drank less, says psychologist
Howard Friedman of the University of California, Riverside. Those with
a high degree of "cheerfulness" (a combination of optimism and a sense
of humour) at age 11 were about 20 per cent more likely to die in any
given year than the least cheerful.
-- From the "Globe and Mail".
© 1995 Peter Langston