Jordan dating alex

No, you will never have those thighs, because has those thighs.You will never be as consistently happy as your Facebook friends, because nobody is that happy.

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Tearful falls and tantrums are rarely recorded, nor are the stretches of pure, mind-blowing tedium.

We protect ourselves, and our kids, this way; happiness is impersonal in a way that pain is not.

"They were convinced that everyone else was leading a perfect life," he told me.

The human habit of overestimating other people's happiness is nothing new, of course.

By showcasing the most witty, joyful, bullet-pointed versions of people's lives, and inviting constant comparisons in which we tend to see ourselves as the losers, Facebook appears to exploit an Achilles' heel of human nature.

And women—an especially unhappy bunch of late—may be especially vulnerable to keeping up with what they imagine is the happiness of the Joneses.

Jordan points to a quote by Montesquieu: "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are." But social networking may be making this tendency worse.

Jordan's research doesn't look at Facebook explicitly, but if his conclusions are correct, it follows that the site would have a special power to make us sadder and lonelier.

The grip on your waist tightened as a small smile spread across his lips but he was still asleep.

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