How you plan to live may be a deciding factor in many of your decisions, including marriage and divorce
Do you think you'll be around to see the next Haley's Comet? Well scientists in Canada have discovered that the answer to that question may color your view on life, and what you do with it.
Daniel Krupp, a postdoctoral fellow with a background in psychology and biology working at Canada's Queen's University, has published a study in Archives of Sexual Behaviour that proposes those who believe they'll live longer will go on and do more with their lives, like seek higher education. But with those who believe their time to be short on Earth will do things like marry and have children sooner, or stay married to someone instead of divorcing them.
According to the Queen's University, "A branch of evolutionary theory known as life history theory predicts life expectancy to influence major life decisions in humans…" The cues that lead someone to judge their life expectancy include family health history, as well as their current health, environment and employment.
Does your outlook on longevity make you look at your partner or career path any differently?