Study finds being a stubborn bastard actually makes you live longer

As all grumpy old bastards will tell ya, once you've lived long enough and worked hard enough, you're allowed to behave however you god damn please.

But in a pretty bizarre study looking at the mental and physical health levels of Italians aged between 90-101 in nine different aread, the University of California San Diego and the University of Rome La Sapienza found that being stubborn could actually play a factor into living longer lives. 

The participants and their younger family members were surveyed on their personalities and lifestyle.

Essentially, the academics reckon because stubborn old gits don't give a shit about what other people think about them, they feel overall happier as people, leading to longer lives.

Read more about the study here.