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Podcast: Why 'nice guys finish last' is untrue

Posted: 5:10 PM, May 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-13 07:28:35Z
Podcast: Why 'nice guys finish last' is untrue

Why do we think Ned Flanders is so lame? He's outgoing and nice, is always happy to lend out his lawn equipment and looks amazing in ski-wear.

Let's first start off by saying, no, the theme behind this episode of the "Cracked" podcast is not why left-handed people are lame, but we are talking about giving hugs and high fives, staying away from cigarettes and alcohol, loving thy neighbor and all of the attributes we normally credit to boring people.

Unfortunately for many of the podcast's dear readers and listeners, it's actually scientifically proven that working hard and having less fun leads to a longer, healthier life.

On this week's episode, Jack O'Brien, Josh Sargent and Alex Schmidt discuss the ways that uncool behavior is actually beneficial to both the individual and society overall. They try to figure out why, despite all this, our culture still loves the bad boy and thinks nice guys finish last.

This podcast and article originally appeared on Cracked.com.