Middle Aged? Your Biggest Threat is Being Lonely

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This site is supposed to be kind of fun and silly. But this is serious as a heart attack. If you’re a middle-aged guy, your biggest risk isn’t heart disease or diabetes, it’s being lonely.

In this article in the Boston Globe, Billy Baker tells it like it is. And it’s bad. If you live alone or are socially isolated, you’re roughly 30% more likely to die. That’s truth.

I certainly know this to be true. I live alone half-time and the other half I have my two sons. When you identify as a father and half of your life doesn’t include that element, it can be disconcerting.

And admitting it can be challenging. No one seems to like a whiny grown-ass-man, at least that’s what we Middle-Aged Men think. Fact is, there are a great many people out there who care for each of us, and many more who could be brought into the fold.

It’s up to us lonely bastards to get out there and make it happen.

Read the full article HERE.

 

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