This study proves beyond all dispute that traditional American values do matter.
Only those who values traditional marriage and family can achieve both long-term
success, and long-term happiness. Uncontrolled sexuality and the use of alcohol
are both sure recipes for ruined lives and unhappiness.
Good to be validated. The IQ thing was interesting too.
"What made a difference there, too, Vaillant was quoted in the article, was
relationships. Those with warm relationships earned more money at their peak
than those without good relationships."What's interesting
is that the study comments here merely state that those who are in warm
relationships fare better. It doesn't say anything about "traditional
American values" or "traditional marriage." What matters most is how
caring the relationships are. Isn't it time we stop discounting other
people's relationships because they don't match exactly what we think
a relationship should be?
Trust JCSpring to insert his own "data" into the study's findings.
Were same-sex households included in the study? The key point
mentioned by the study:Vaillant’s (study's director) key
takeaway, in his own words: “The seventy-five years and twenty million
dollars expended on the Grant Study points … to a straightforward
five-word conclusion: ‘Happiness is love. Full
stop.’ ”Happiness is love. So maybe
Jesus had it right--love they neighbor as thy self.