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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:18 AM
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there just may be some truth in this ;-)
WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:

Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars . You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.

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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:35 AM
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1. Pretty accurate--with one caveat.
Men aren't necessarily happier--at the same time that society gives them all the leeway you just mentioned, society also expects them to tamp down their feelings and emotions and never vent them--in another words, to "Be a Man" about it.

A lot of American men are desperately unhappy, but for whatever ingrained reason, they can't bring themselves to let anybody KNOW about it. So they either suppress these feelings for years (often with the help of drugs or alcohol) or suddenly snap (like that wretched 19-year-old in Omaha this last week.) Come to think of it, have you noticed how nearly all of our country's shooting-sprees and serial killings are committed by extraordinarily unhappy MEN?!

Probably that's he one clear advantage women have over men in our society--the freedom to be more open about their insecurities.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:48 AM
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4. yep. n/t
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:02 AM
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2. Maybe it's that life is more simple for men, which you really
did explain anyway.

Good one! :hi:

You made me giggle, madokie! Thanks, I definitely needed it tonight.:hug:

Did you get your fill of those shrooms this year? Hope they were great!
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:46 AM
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3. Sorry, but I posted this as a joke in Humor on Tuesday.
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