|Be small, live large.|
"To the average man", says a post concerning penis size published on a semi-reputable medical website, "whether he's straight or gay, his penis is, consciously or unconsciously, one of the most important things in the whole world." ONE of the most important, but is it THE most important?
For a host of illogical reasons, size has been made to matter in several areas.
The most important "size matters" thing for many men (and women) it seems, is not wee willy winky proportions, but the size of ones house.
"Ooooo, what a big... house you have."
I come to this conclusion partly because the most viewed post on NBA since we began in 2008 is "Average House Size By County". I also did "extensive" research and crunched some numbers which I will share later in this post.
My house size post also happens to be the most commented (controversial?) with 80 + comments currently, including my responses. Comments still trickle in at the rate of a few every month, which continues to surprise and please me.
The discussion the post has generated has been interesting with various views being shared in a forum that I try to make as non-threatening as possible for all readers regardless of where they stand on the size issue. I am still talking about houses here.
One thing that comes across in all the comments is that many people have given average house size a good deal of thought. Usually, though, thoughts tend toward dreamy dreams of some day inhabiting a larger sized house.
But not always. A recent comment represents my best case scenario with a large house proponent at least being willing to stop for a moment to consider what house size really means.
"I just wanted to say that your post here has inspired me to consider smaller houses. My husband and I currently live in an 1100 sq ft apartment and are looking to buy a house sometime in the next year.
I had myself convinced that we had to buy a house bigger than our apartment because that just made sense in my mind. I thought 2000 was an acceptable minimum and even then, only if we planned to upsize to around 3000 in 5 to 10 years.
It's still too early to say what we'll eventually buy, but this post has certainly changed my way of thinking." - Anon
We are slowly coming to the realization that, like penises, bigger houses are not necessarily better.
It should be known by now that it isn't size that is paramount, but rather it is what you do with what you've got that is most important.
Small ones can be surprisingly satisfying if used skillfully. Houses, I mean.
If you think that people are obsessed with size, you are right. In most cases we tend to believe that bigger is better.
But what is the biggest size obsession of all?
When it comes to web searches, there is no contest - house size has WAY more hits than penis size. In my wacky world of research, 'more hits' equals 'more important'.
- average penis size 5,870,000 hits
- average house size 307,000,000 hits
- average penis size by country 483,000 hits
- average house size by country 257,000,000 hits