(Nasir and Bowen are brothers,
and they are surfing the Internet in a computer
Bowen. Anything interesting for the weekend?
this news. It seems we've got a pretty convincing reason
to be good students.
order to live longer!
not following you.
news says that people with more education tend to have longer
life expectancy than people with less education.
of course, they have to live longer for paying
off their school
fee loans, or for making back the money they
spent on books.
that's reasonable. But that's not the point.
the point then?
educated people are keener to
take steps to wipe out their lifestyle
maladies. That is, they are more likely to diminish
the behavioural factors which can cause tremendous influence
factors, like what?
smoking, over-drinking, obesity, inactivity and
any habitual behaviour at the expense
you sure the news is talking about better educated people?
Take me as an example, except smoking, I go drinking at
a bar with my mates almost every weekend, get a nickname
"Buddha Boy", as you know, for my chubby appearance,
and I hate getting sweat after
doing sports. So, it doesn't make any sense to me at all.
you really think you're "BETTER educated"?
"FURTHER educated" at least.
of course, it doesn't make any sense to you. And by the way,
cheers for your fifth undergraduate year.
the joke is turning sour. It
was all because of that course, Automatic Control.
that was your major. You just always chucked
a sickie, and
didn't turn up to half the classes.
least, I had a rude awakening in
by the final academic report.
I'm turning over a new leaf,
and going to knuckle down on my study.
Is that gonna make me live longer?
don't think so. There are other factors at
play here as well, I reckon. But at least, if you
stuck into study, you'll probably have less time spent
on doing things which will wreck havoc
on your health. Then
you probably can live a couple of years longer.
I still be healthy enough to have fun in those extra years?
then, it depends on where you'll be heading to for your life,