Prosper and live long

Spock might have had it backwards.
Sir Michael Marmot, author of the famous Whitehall Study, argues that health and length of life is influenced to a high degree by social standing. His new book, Status Syndrome, is summarized in this BBC story, The Secrets of Long Life Revealed?.
Iris is spreading this around because it says people with PhD’s will live longer than those with less education. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Prosper and live long”

  1. Yes – I am spreading it because of its claims: but given the endless state of stress I’ve been in ever since I started grad school (personal experience, granted), I’m not sure how a piece of parchment is going to extend my life. Maybe my ego is going to outlive me…. 😉

  2. Grad school IS stressful. wow. people warned me that it would consume my life,and I thought, “yeah, it’ll be a lot of work and keep me busy but *I* can still handle things.”
    what was that about ego? 🙂 some folks say grad school is designed to blast ego to smithereens. I suppose if we do survive long enough to get that piece of parchment then perhaps we’ve proven some kind of fitness that might see us through to…..older age (and we’ll hope not too much infirmity, eh?)

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