An analysis of twenty studies has found that conscientious people live two-to-four years longer than those who are not conscientious. The studies consider conscientiousness to include self-control and planning for the future, among other traits.
Though planning for the distant future is not a teen’s strong point, it might be worth a mention if you do lessons on goal-setting and/or self-control.
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