What Makes Men Happy
My obsessive mission as a doctor is to figure out what make’s men live long, healthy and happy lives – and where is the evidence to prove it.
A few years ago I stumbled upon the Grant Study while reading The Atlantic.
The Grant study is 75-year longitudinal study of 268 physically- and mentally-healthy Harvard college white men from the classes of 1939–1944.
The men were evaluated at least every two years by questionnaires, information from their physicians, and in many cases by personal interviews. Information was gathered about their mental and physical health, career enjoyment, retirement experience and marital quality.
The goal of the study was to identify predictors of healthy aging.
Dr. George Vaillant, the principle investigator of the study and the person speaking on this video surmised 4 insights from the study:
1. Alcoholism is destructive
2. Financial success depends little on intelligence and more on relationships
3. Aging liberals have way more sex
4. Men with warm relationship with parents did well as adults
Here’s an interesting brief video from Dr. Vaillant’s findings – Enjoy!