The Nonesuch Journal recently published their latest research on the effects of May on the human psyche. Their long-awaited study confirms what most of us have known since childhood: May does indeed lead to more serious use of June, July and August and can have lasting side effects.
This particular study found those most significantly impacted by May are young people who are seniors in high school or college, and those in the teaching profession. This report affirmed that early exposure to May sometimes leads to reckless behavior; many examples were cited. More research is needed on how to best support those who experience these circumstances of what seems to be spontaneous and uncontrollable acts of extreme adolescence.
The most serious side effect of extended May exposure was a tendency to over indulge in June, July and August and end up exhausted by September. However, this research also provided overwhelming evidence that those who imbibed in May with exuberance exhibited more cheerfulness in the work place and a better outlook on life.