To answer this question, the mens grooming company Harrys partnered with University College London psychologist John Barry, co-founder of the male psychology section of the British Psychological Society, to conduct one of the most comprehensive studies of American masculinity on record.
The 2018 Harrys Masculinity Report, as its titled, surveyed 5,000 men ages 18-95 across the US, weighted for race, income, education, sexual orientation, military service, and more. The respondents were asked about their happiness, confidence, emotional stability, motivation, optimism, and sense of being in control. They were then asked how satisfied they are with their careers, relationships, money, work-life balance, physicality, and mental health, and also about the values that matter most to them.
The results showed an clear trend: The strongest predictor of mens happiness and well-being is their job satisfaction, by a large marginand the strongest predictor of job satisfaction is whether men feel they are making an impact on their companies success.
This measure, the study finds, is influenced by whether men feel they are using their own unique talents at work, whether they are surrounded by a diverse set of perspectives, how easily and often they can chat with co-workers, whether they feel their opinions are valued, and whether theyre inspired by the people they work with.
These results aligned with Harrys 2017 survey of 2,000 men in the UK, also led by Barry, which similarly found that satisfying, secure employment is the strongest predictor of British mens positive mindset. Men who have high job satisfaction are very likely to be content in other aspects of their life, the report on the UK study explains. Men at work are more likely to be men at ease with themselves. Everything elsecontentment at home, in relationships and friendshipsflows down from men being satisfied at work.
My lifelong career (since age 9 when I figured out the difference between interest bearing and non-interest bearing currencies) has been over throwing the New York Banks and their grip on America and the world. A very good and satisfying career. The End is Nigh.