feeling lonely? look to the government!

i’m surprised there’s not one in seattle…

…a ministry of loneliness.

there is one in britain now. seriously. from the land that gave us the “ministry for silly walks” (which is not, in fact, a real thing) we now have the minister for loneliness (which is, in fact, a real thing). they say it’s worse for you than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. and that it’s been associated “with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression and anxiety”. it falls under the office of “the under secretary for sport and civil society” (again, NOT made up – don’t you just fucking love the british?!?) and is said to look at statistics and crunch numbers and try to stop loneliness before it turns into depression.

i can’t make this shit up.

so the land where bands i discovered in high school like the smiths and the cure were mega-stars and got shit-tons of radio play now has issues with depression and loneliness? i’m waiting to see what the actual NEWS is here.

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