Why do women live longer?

I didn’t know this was a thing. My wife and I have always talked about how many movies and TV sitcoms portray men as, for want of a better word, dorks.

The Simpsons is a prime example and I am sure has been fodder for more than a few excuses from members of the male sex with regard to a lack of performance — just crack a joke, laugh and walk away.

Before I am accused of being elitist, I have to acknowledge having done a few dumb things in my life. In fact, if I had not met my wife, I am not sure I would have made it this far. With that being said, it has been a whole pile of fun along the way,

Curiously, there is something about a certain arrangement of genes that directs some of us from either sex to chase a dream involving some element of danger.

More than a few times in the past, I have found myself under a collapsed paraglider high above the ground wondering how I got there or on a knife edge ridge high up in the Himalayas questioning why I chose to do this over staying at home with my family.

So perhaps it is no wonder that to a certain extent women may live longer than men.

Well, it turns out I am not alone in my foolish antics. My wife suggested that I Google “why women live longer than men.”

For my wife to even suggest this must mean that there is some clandestine organization of females who spend their spare time googling such nonsense.

However, when I did try (not with my wife looking over my shoulder of course) it was actually hilarious. 

If you have not Googled “why women live longer than men” do it now and take a look at the images on google…

I am sure it is all completely made up, but it is fun.


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Mark has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His experience spans many commercial sectors and aspects of business. He was one of the youngest people to be appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management before he left the UK in 1988.

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