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.
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