04 September 2012

". . .and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead."

From the Department of the Blindingly Obvious:

College binge drinkers are happier than non-bingers, mainly because of the status of binge-drinking, and the social aspects of it, a study has reported.

They found that students who were in high-status groups — wealthy, white, male, participating in Greek life — were more satisfied socially than those in low-status groups — less wealthy, racial minorities, female, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ), not participating in a fraternity or sorority.
The study further found that high-status students were far more likely than low-status students to be binge drinkers. It also found that low-status students could boost their social satisfaction so it was about the same as that of high-status students by binge drinking. Conversely, high-status students who didn’t binge drink had lower levels of social satisfaction than did high-status binge drinkers.
In other words, binge drinkers aren't binging because their depressed. They are binging because they are trying to improve their social standing.


posted by Jeff Holt at 10:00


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