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Subject:  Re: OT: Jim Died at Work Yesterday Date:  11/17/2002  4:04 PM
Author:  imcharliehm Number:  5250 of 35623


I don't know the answer to your question, as I don't know the answer to mine: Why the same analytic skills and pride of workmanship, the same attention to proper usage and preventive maintenance, that makes them excellent mechanics and engineers isn't applied to the machine that matters most, namely their own bodies. But let's grant your premise that such irrational behavior over health issues is especially a male failing and look for possible sources.

A trivial place to begin would be Red Green's “The Men's Prayer”:

We are men.
But we can change.
If we have to.
I guess.
with its suggestion