swanqueen109 t1_j201d0n wrote

That's what I always thought but it's true. Traditionally men have more stressors and are taught from the beginning that they have to fight, solve problems, not cry and ideally never ask for help. If you can take those factors out of the picture it kinda makes sense that they live longer lifes. Sure, the physiology is different but they were made for those differences. Knowing nature if everyone can get what they need and there are no stressors they should pretty much be on equal footing.

I thought it was an interesting thesis. Very neat. Never really thought about it.


swanqueen109 t1_j1zrtrn wrote

A few years ago I heard about a study where they only looked at monks and nuns.

Both have similarly organized, very structured and repetitive days of work and prayer. They usually know exactly what's coming and don't tend to stress about things.

Unsurprisingly there was no significant difference in life expectancy.