R is for Road Runner

Yep, that’s what it says, Stress can be good for you.
Serious people may live longer than those with sunny disposition…. 
a new book, “The Longevity Project.” 
outlines some ideas that
I decided to relate to Road Runner and Wile E Coyote.  
Why?  because it is a stressful day, the letter of the day is R and I love to philosophically revisit Looney Tunes whenever possible. 

 Look at the serious Wile E. According to this study, he will live longer than the strangely cheerful Road Runner. Why is that bird smiling?  He is being chased by an ACME rocket for goodness sake. No grasp on reality.  The book says, if you are an exceedingly sunny person, tone it down a bit. The author says, optimistic people tend not to be as careful as those who have a more serious take on life.


Road Runner is a loner. You never saw him relating to any other bird. Ralph E. Wolf, who must be a close cousin of Wile E, and Sam the Sheepdog were friends…at least until they punched the time clock. The study says to, Reach out and touch someone — on a regular basis. This is pretty standard stuff, but people who connect with friends and family tend to live longer.

Skip the gym. A strange answer for “longevity,” but it is more important to do something active that you love, rather than dragging yourself to the gym. And as for the perpetually running road runner….when they started this study back in the 1920s people didn’t jog, ‘nuf said. 

  Don’t retire early. Keep working to stay alive. Continually productive individuals lived much longer than those who cut out early. They also propose that stress is good. If you love your work, don’t sweat the stress.

Okay, R for Road Runner is a RIDICULOUS stretch….Relax, happy R day!

Other possibilities for the letter R included some favorites of mine;
Red Riding Hood

Ready or not
but I REALLY need a dose of ridiculous today

Beep, Beep!

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6 thoughts on “R is for Road Runner

  1. I can kind of see what they're saying by claiming excessive optimism may be as dangerous as excessive stress. Moderation in all things, including moderation.Thanks for sharing, and it's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

  2. Love Wile E and the Road Runner!! Pooh on those who claimed they teach violence to children. I was smart enough to know that a boulder falling on someone wasn't going be survivable. I never tried to duplicate anything I saw (except jumping off a step with an umbrella). I don't buy cheeriness being a downer to life. Carelessness is for sure. Staying active is good, and if you love going to the gym, then do it. But, more than anything, be content.

  3. Interesting post. I guess too much of anything (whether positive or negative) isn't always a good thing. I loved Road Runner. I always felt bad for Wile E Coyote, tho.

  4. Interesting post; It could go either way, depending on the genes. I do think social interaction for most of us is good, not all the time, but overall~ I have had a lot of stress, guess I better start running~lol

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