According to the New York Times, men feel happier than women and the gap is growing. According to some surveys, women were slightly happier than men in the 1970’s, but today guys have switched with gals.
Why? Everyone has a different reason. Here’s one I like:
When Ms. Stevenson and I were talking last week about possible explanations, she mentioned her “hottie theory.” It’s based on an April article in this newspaper by Sara Rimer, about a group of incredibly impressive teenage girls in Newton, Mass [incidentally, the high school I went to – Jason]. The girls were getting better grades than the boys, playing varsity sports, helping to run the student government and doing community service. Yet one girl who had gotten a perfect 2,400 on her college entrance exams noted that she and her friends still felt pressure to be “effortlessly hot.”
I feel like that same reasoning might work at Stanford. I know I don’t feel a particular need to keep my room clean, or wear nice clothes (although for the most part I do anyway). Girls at Stanford – trying to achieve academically AND look hot. No wonder they’re feeling down.
Am I totally off on this? Tell me in the comments.