WHY WIVES OUTLIVE HUSBANDS: Lessons for men
Ask any guy, and he’ll tell you that men are the stronger sex. His reasoning is obvious: in general, men are bigger and more muscular than women. They can run faster, lift more, and throw things farther. Men rule on the playing field, but in medical terms, it’s a very different story. When it comes to health, men are the weaker sex.
Every country with reliable health statistics reports that women live longer than men.
When it comes to health, males are the weaker sex throughout life.The longetivity gap depends on a complex mix of biological, social, and behavioral factors.
Social psychologists conclude that happiness has a positive causal effect on how long you live.
People who were the happiest had a 35% lower risk of death.
Men are encumbered with thots of societal pressures as bread winners to provide food,shelter,fees for kids and numerous financial burdens for their families and personal achievements and this could lead to depression and weight in on their health.
Find below brief message for men only that I stumbled on:
“I attended a special event some years ago. The Catholic Church organized a Golden Jubilee Mass for couples who have been married for 50 years, an annual event.
The church was full to brim with couples marking their Golden Jubilee, their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, in some cases, relatives and friends. It was a high impact ceremony considering that it is not easy to find couples still alive and married after 50 years together.
Everyone was excited-and the atmosphere was upbeat until the Homilist stepped forward after the Gospel reading & he dropped the bombshell.
“If you’re a man and you have been married for 50 years, please stand up for appreciation”, he started. About 5 men, in various stages of “disrepair” stood up. In fact, only two stood on their own. The other two were supported either by their children or by walking sticks. One was in a wheelchair. The church applauded.
Then, the priest asked all the women who are 50 years in marriage to rise for recognition. Over 200 women rose and yelled “Praise The Looooooord” in unison. The church exploded in response. All the women, almost all of them were looking fresh, bright, gorgeously dressed and absolutely happy.
The priest then said: “Is there anyone here who doesn’t have eyes?” The church roared in unison “Nooooooooooo!” And there he ended the sermon. He didn’t say much but he said a lot.
I do not want to sermonize on his unspoken sermon except to ask men to be wise. Love yourself. Remember to love your neighbor (including your wives) as yourselves. Note however, you cannot love your neighbor, if you do not love yourself.
I once told a story of a friend, who wanted to “end it” (kill himself) because he was having trouble at home. Before I even agreed to speak to his wife and then both of them together, i took him out to a bar. We then tried a Vox Pop and discovered (more like confirmed) that all (and I mean ALL) the guys in the bar had lost their fathers and most of them still had mothers alive and well.
I then told my friend an inescapable truth: “Bro, going by the facts on ground, husbands may die before their wives. You had better extend your expiry date.” That got him and the rest was easy to handle. He’s living happily with his wife till today.
“Marriage”, my father told me, “is like Abakiliki rice and so no matter how well you wash it, you must see stone but your ability to navigate between the rice and the stones will determine how far and well your marriage will go.”
Brethren, do NOT die. If you die, life will continue. Thank you.
Men are the weaker sex and vulnerable…..
Pls spare some time and think about this”
“Being cheerful keeps you healthy and is good medicine. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time”.
Proverbs 17:22 (GNT)
Dear men,you have the power to extend your expiry date,play by the books..by the word,be merry,keep your strength and remain ageless.
Loads of love.
PS:Even in this pix,wifey is the one smiling,kai men who do us like this