Un/happy and TV vs. Reading.

Apparently unhappy people watch TV and happy people read/socialize (so say sociologists at the University of Maryland). The 30 years study doesn't take into account computer time-wasting, which would have been comparatively interesting.
Honestly, yeah, I agree. TV is a good mindless escape. The characters keep you company. You can sit in your pj's and veg out. Reading is also a good escape, but does require some attention. And socializing requires actual effort and confidence. They argue TV is a good short term solution, while reading/socializing benefit people in the long term. The findings are interesting anyways.
So what am I doing today? Watching curling on TV...


  1. No you're not you're blogging. That is almost social.


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