Friday, January 20, 2006

Family Life in the News



Two interesting stories in the news this week. The first is that married people build wealth. The whole article is here and makes you wonder if it is just that more successful people marry and their success translates into more wealth, an ability to commit and work hard at a marriage is their secret or if the challenges of marriage require people to work harder than if they only have a responsibility to themselves.

The second article says that short children perform less well in measures of their intelligence than taller children. The hypothesis is that increased stress in the home affects the intelligence of children negatively. Certainly food for thought.

3 comments:

Rock said...

And here are the lyrics to Randy Newman's thoughts about short people:


Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
To live
They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet
Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
`Round here
Short People are just the same
As you and I
(A Fool Such As I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It's A Wonderful World)
Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
To love
They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick 'em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time
Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
'Round

Jamie Carin said...

ROFL what does this say for the very petite Miss Jessica?? BWAAHAAA stunted growth stunted brains dear Jess!! ;)

PS...I am only about an inch taller, but that is a whole inch smarter!

M. Alexander said...

I can see I am going to have to start moderating the comments. But only from the people related to me.