It’s not exactly breaking news to say that men today aren’t as MANLY as their fathers and grandfathers. But how about some stats to prove it anyway?
A new survey asked guys in their 20s and 60s about different “manly” skills. And here are the ones that are going extinct . . .
1. Shining your shoes. Older men are 38% more likely to know how to do that.
2. Fixing a leaky faucet, 35%.
3. Changing the oil in your car, 19%.
4. Changing a diaper, 18%.
5. Filleting a fish, 15%.
6. Growing and maintaining a nice beard, 12%.
7. Throwing or hitting a curveball, 6%.
There ARE two skills where younger men had an edge. Young guys are 11% more likely to know how to cut their own hair . . . and 2% more likely to be able to make fire without matches. That surprises me. Did anyone tell them lighters don’t count?
This could be a sign that age and wisdom brings happiness . . . or that you REALLY have zero sense of perspective when you’re young. It’s probably a little of both.
A new study found the older you are, the HAPPIER you are.
The researchers found you’re the most stressed out and miserable in your 20s and 30s. But as you get older, your levels of happiness, life satisfaction, and well being all go up.
Why does that happen? The researchers think it’s because you spend your 20s and 30s dealing with peer pressure and worrying about what other people think of you.
Once you’re finally old enough to graduate from all that and you learn to brush off the little stressful things in life, it just makes everything easier and you become happier.
Do you reminisce about your 20s, and wonder how you POSSIBLY had any worries back then? Because life was so wonderful and easy? Don’t worry, you’ll find that happiness again . . . once you’re really, really old.
A new study out of Australia analyzed people’s happiness over their lives. Here are the three things they found . . .
1. You’re happiest from ages 15 to 24. Then you start getting more miserable.
2. Things keep getting worse until your 40s, when it bottoms out and stays low.
3. Once you hit your 60s, you start getting happier again. And by 75, you’re as happy as you were when you were 20.
The researchers had one main conclusion: Responsibilities are the WORST. When you’re working, raising kids, and under stress, you’re the most unhappy . . . so in the ages before and after all that stress, life is great.
The modern non-confrontational way to DUMP someone is with a text message. But if you’re too much of a coward to even do THAT . . . this could be your answer.
A 37-year-old woman named Kristy Mazins in Melbourne, Australia just started a new business called Sorry It’s Over, where she’ll dump someone FOR you.
You tell her why you want to end things, and she’ll contact the person to gently but firmly deliver the news. She charges around $4.50 to text or email them . . . $10 to call them . . . or $55 to sit down with them face-to-face.
Kristy says she started the business when she realized the people today in their 20s are tech savvy . . . but terrible at confrontation.
She also says she’s got a knack for breaking up with people so they aren’t devastated. Quote, “I’m quite good at mediating people’s relationships. It’s a gift.” You can see more at her website, SorryItsOver.com.au.
A guy in Changsha, China named Yuan got into a car accident a few weeks ago, and was taken to the hospital. (His age wasn’t reported, but he looks like he’s in his 20s.)
So doctors contacted everyone in his phone to tell them what was going on.
His girlfriend panicked, and rushed there to see him. But then . . . ANOTHER one of his girlfriends also showed up. And another. And another. And on and on and on.
It turns out Yuan had SEVENTEEN girlfriends, and none of them knew about each other . . . until they all met at the hospital. And apparently, they all went from worried about him to FURIOUS at him.
One of them said she’d been with him for NINE years. Another one says she has a SON with him. And another one had already started planning their wedding.
His injuries weren’t life threatening . . . but we’re assuming all 17 of his relationships pretty much flat lined.
(South China Morning Post)