"Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation" —Harvard Business Review
"Hi. Can I sit there for a sec?"
"Here, let me." [Puts out an arm, helps attractive stranger down onto seat.]
"I know I shouldn't, but I just feel like, 'ahh' " — [pantomimes general craziness] — "and longevity isn't the same as quality of life, you know?" [Sits for hours.]
[Places a hand over the seat of a chair someone's about to sit on, looks at them expectantly.] "May I?" [If person nods, quickly sweeps off lint or whatever's there.]
"Want to go out back and sit down?"
[Sits down and sinks erotically into chair, making flirtatious eye [...]
"Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes. By comparison, smoking a single cigarette reduces life expectancy by about 11 minutes, the authors said."
But if sitting and watching TV brings greater satisfaction than walking around does, what's the point? It doesn't seem like anyone's claiming that the purpose of life (not that there is one, other than acquiring antique jewelry) is to simply live as long as you can, although I guess there's not really a more-useful, equally semi-quantifiable barometer. Deep thoughts. Walking cigarette break.
Which career is most likely to get you an awesome smoking habit? The CDC just said contruction worker, miner, or food service employee, but they forgot president. One out of every one presidents is a smoker. That's a 100% chance. Go for it!