A brief record of what I’ve learned based on looking over my browser history for the last few days.
+ Dentists do not have the highest suicide rate among professions (as we previously thought). Food batchmakers are actually highest followed by physicians, lathe operators, medical scientists, urban planners and THEN dentists. Some reports also list marine engineers.
+ Food batchmakers are the people who set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products which somewhat strangely includes candy makers.
+ Suicide statistics are basically bs because most suicides are reported as accidents to protect the privacy of the family. Also, statistics are rare and involve very low sample sizes.
+ It was posited that dentists have a high suicide rate because they are not much liked by their customers but that turns out to be a small and probably less relevant part of the equation. Psychologists believe that it’s because dentists are typically perfectionists and that perfectionists respond to stress poorly and are much more likely to ignore the signs of depression.
+ Sexist humor actually encourages and reinforces sexism. >>>>>