Many people believe that they are healthy and happy just by staying home. They are told that if they don’t leave the house, they will be unhealthy. In our society, this belief has led to a lot of shame and stigma attached to those who choose to leave the house.
That’s a rather broad statement. In fact, to be honest, I think that people who leave the house to work, volunteer, etc are not really being healthily or happy. For one thing, I think that the amount of people who are actually engaged in something that they enjoy – like working on a building, or running a marathon – that they are actually in good shape and happy.
People who are engaged in something they enjoy are healthier than people who are not. This isn’t a new concept. I’ve talked about it in the past. But in the end, the research is clear: Those who are engaged in productive work and those who are not have different health outcomes.
In part one of our 7.15 unit test series we looked at the health of the people who are actively engaged in work. The conclusion was that most are engaged in productive work, but most of them are engaged in jobs that are not productive.
Here are a few additional things that came out of the study. First, people who are engaged in productive work (like doctors, lawyers, and engineers) are much healthier than those who are not. Second, they tend to be less likely to smoke or to drink. Third, they tend to have better self-esteem. Fourth, they tend to have a higher social self-esteem than those who are not engaged in productive work.
We found that those who are engaged in productive work are more likely to have better mental health than those who are not. We also found that those who are engaged in productive work tend to be more likely to be sexually active, and that this is associated with a lower likelihood of smoking. We’re just not sure what to make of the fact that these people are also healthier.
We’re not sure if there’s anything else that could be said about the relationship between social self-esteem and sexual activity. One possibility is that people who are in the higher social self-esteem category are more likely to be gay or lesbian, and that people who aren’t in that category are more likely to be straight. This is consistent with the fact that gay and lesbian people tend to live in more stigmatized environments and are more likely to be treated as “different” by others.
The theory is that gay and lesbian people tend to be more self-conscious, and that this might cause them to be more likely to be sexually active.
This might be true, but there are other factors to consider. For example, social stigma might also be a big factor because I know of a few gay men who claim they have a lot of social anxiety.
In addition to social anxiety, a number of other factors might play a role. Some people are more likely to be sexually active because they feel more confident in their sexuality. Some people feel more comfortable being alone in a romantic relationship. We can’t even be sure that gay people live in an environment where they are less self-conscious, but there is reason to think that they may not.