The metaphor of ‘the cloud’

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First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. “The higher the population density of the immediate environment, the less happy” the survey respondents said they were. Second, they find that the more social interactions with close friends a person has, the greater their self-reported happiness.

But there was one big exception. For more intelligent people, these correlations were diminished or even reversed. […]

“More intelligent individuals were actually less satisfied with life if they socialized with their friends more frequently.”

{ Washington Post | Continue reading }