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(Science Magazine)   Socially isolated people have higher likelihood of death; lower likelihood of being missed   (news.sciencemag.org) divider line 30
    More: Obvious, risks, social isolation, National Academy of Sciences  
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2013-03-26 08:01:06 AM
I'm fairly sure that the likelihood of death is the same for everyone.
 
2013-03-26 08:06:08 AM
As a fairly socially isolated person, I'm getting a kick out of this article.

Wait, I mean I'm not getting a kick.

/Go away!
 
2013-03-26 08:13:32 AM
Does screaming at all the kids in the neighborhood count as social interaction? Because that's how I hope to spend my retirement.
 
2013-03-26 08:17:14 AM
In that case I'm surprised I'm still breathing.

So ronery.
 
2013-03-26 08:22:51 AM
Dear Jani Lane....
 
2013-03-26 08:22:59 AM
Hell is other people.
 
2013-03-26 08:24:21 AM
Haven't we kind of known this forever?
 
2013-03-26 08:31:45 AM

Mister Peejay: I'm fairly sure that the likelihood of death is the same for everyone.


So much this.

I don't know about anyone else in this thread, but I long for the days when I was single, without kids, and living by myself so I could do whatever the hell I wanted.
 
2013-03-26 08:33:59 AM

SpdrJay: Hell is other people.


This.  Word.  Rims.
 
2013-03-26 08:43:21 AM

Mister Peejay: I'm fairly sure that the likelihood of death is the same for everyone.


Statistically speaking. the socially isolated won't be nagged to death.
But I do see your point.
It's a 1:1 chance a person will die.
 
2013-03-26 08:59:39 AM
... So as I was walking out the door, she screams at me, "I hope you die a slow, painful death!"  I come back with, "So now you WANT me to stay?"
 
2013-03-26 09:21:52 AM
So you can live forever if you have friends! Sweet! about damn TIME they beat that whole death thing.
 
2013-03-26 09:23:22 AM

SpdrJay: Hell is other people.



Yeah, but most of the people Sartre knew were French.
 
2013-03-26 09:45:55 AM
Alternate headline: Scientists now in the business of adding insult to injury.
 
2013-03-26 10:44:20 AM
If only there was a website where lonely people (and various other misanthropes and societal misfits) could go to post snarky comments about news events...
 
2013-03-26 11:03:32 AM
It's just about the elderly. And suspects that it's due to them not having someone around taking care of them, or able to save them if they fall and can't get up.

Although the article, and the OP, are trying real hard to spin it.
 
2013-03-26 11:42:07 AM
SPOILER ALERT

You're all going to die!
 
2013-03-26 11:55:32 AM

Rhames: SPOILER ALERT

You're all going to die alone!


This is Fark after all.
 
2013-03-26 12:55:14 PM
At least things will be where I left them, even if I die a year or two earlier.  And I'll have sheets on me in the morning, rather than wrapped around the person next to me.

/Alone is pretty cool--Bourbon, wine, beer, dirty movies, raunchy comedies, shades-pulled full-time nudity, and TV volume where I want it are wonderful things.
 
2013-03-26 01:33:28 PM
People who won't be missed are far more likely to die under mysterious circumstances, have their corneas removed, their skin sold overseas for counterfeit pork rinds, and the remains sold to third-rate medical colleges several states away.

Well thanks, Ric Romero.
 
kab
2013-03-26 01:35:32 PM
"There are plenty of people who are socially isolated but who are perfectly happy with that,"

Those people are called liars.

The really sobering exercise is to count how many people you think will actually care that you die.

/currently at three.
//likely to be lower than that when it actually happens.
 
2013-03-26 02:03:27 PM
Let's see.

Shorter lifespan but quiet with no nagging from outsiders and the freedom to do what I want (legally).
or
Longer lifespan but living in a hell of others demands and expectations.

Hmm. I'd have to think about that...
 
2013-03-26 03:06:02 PM

kab: "There are plenty of people who are socially isolated but who are perfectly happy with that,"

Those people are called liars.

The really sobering exercise is to count how many people you think will actually care that you die.

/currently at three.
//likely to be lower than that when it actually happens.


I'm socially isolated and fine with it.  People really aren't all that much fun for the most part.  When I stopped comparing myself to the social butterflies, I found it to be very refreshing.  Still do all these years later.  I'm probably nuttier than a fruitcake however, so YMMV.

As for my how many people care when I die count, I dunno.  I do volunteer work for a few groups, so that may skew my numbers a bit, but zero wouldn't bother me.  I'll be dead before I find out, don'cha know!
 
2013-03-26 03:20:26 PM
TFA headline " The Dangers of Too Much Alone Time "

The only danger I see is going blind... Didn't know it causes death as well!

Virtual Pariah: Let's see.

Shorter lifespan but quiet with no nagging from outsiders and the freedom to do what I want (legally).
or
Longer lifespan but living in a hell of others demands and expectations.

Hmm. I'd have to think about that...


I'll take the first choice thanks. I spend over 3 months a year out in the sticks with no one around me for about 50 miles. No sounds of other humans or sounds that their infernal machines make. No cars, no planes, no people and it's pure bliss. As soon as I get back to 'civilisation', I just want to walk back into the bush.

I would have a field day if I was the last person on the planet. I would also be dead a lot quicker too.
 
2013-03-26 04:41:12 PM

kab: "There are plenty of people who are socially isolated but who are perfectly happy with that,"

Those people are called liars.

The really sobering exercise is to count how many people you think will actually care that you die.

/currently at three.
//likely to be lower than that when it actually happens.


I'LL CARE, KAB!
no, not really, but I just wanted to see if you can count to four.
 
2013-03-26 04:50:54 PM
As a socially isolated person, I welcome the sweet release of death. The fact that no one will care is icing on the cake.

So, really, I'm not seeing a problem. This sounds like good news more than anything.
 
2013-03-26 05:10:07 PM

kab: The really sobering exercise is to count how many people you think will actually care that you die.



If I died right now, I would bet 5 would be inconsolable, 6 would care very much, and maybe 20-30 or so would care for my family & show up at the funeral.

I'm good with that.
 
2013-03-26 08:36:14 PM

Sybarite: SpdrJay: Hell is other people.


Yeah, but most of the people Sartre knew were French.


www.reddwarf.co.uk
 
2013-03-27 01:04:27 AM

Rhames: SPOILER ALERT

You're all going to die!


assets.diylol.com
 
2013-03-27 03:01:04 AM
Someone called me an OP on FARK...!?
It's "submitter" or some degraded form of that, J. Frank Parnell
This ain't effing Reddit
 
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