All The Lonely People… Where Do They All Come From?

from the It's-only-a-*model* dept

Mathematicians have modelled the effect of bombarding “ideal-mate” images on a society. The conclusion: “society became measurably miserable.” The rationale is that high expectations are not being met. So I guess the answer is to aim low. Somehow, though, I just think this is the work of a disgruntled grad student….

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Ed says:


I’ve kind of suspected something like this for a while…, but that’s not my point here.

The irony is that, while the article reports that bombarding us with images of beautiful people makes us more unhappy, it includes pictures of Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, and others. Thanks. Next I guess they’ll publish a story about the perils of eyestrain using a 4-point font. Or an article on carpal tunnel syndrome that requires you to click through twenty pages to read it.

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