“It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains—that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.”—R.P. Bentall of Liverpool University | U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (via kateoplis)
This isn’t a post debating the merits of the idea to ban the sale of sugary drinks beyond a certain size, but rather a challenge to the language being used to talk about it. The debate has sparked a momentary surge in the common use of the phrase “nanny state” and variations on the term/notion….
ugh but these has not been enough discussion of the fact that Sansa burned the fuck out of Tyrion and he was just like “wow yes thank you for that you fierce fucking bitch you are going to grow up and fuck everybody’s shit up i probably deserve this somehow jesus christ what an impressive beast of a woman is hidden under that delicate front why are all of you idiots underestimating her seriously” he was like a proud parent