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New York Times column suggests readers get rid of 'obese,' 'depressed' friends

The column suggests people who are depressed or overweight are more likely to cause their friends to be the same.

A recent column in the New York Times drew outrage after suggesting that amid the pandemic-induced shakeup of Americans' social lives, people should "curate" their social circles as the nation gradually moves back toward some semblance of normal life.

Columnist Kate Murphy suggested such curation should weed out people who appear depressed, are obese, or engage in legal vices like smoking or drinking. Those friends, she said, make a person more likely to engage in said vices or to become overweight or depressed themselves.

"Indeed, depressed friends make it more likely you’ll be depressed, obese friends make it more likely you’ll become obese, and friends who smoke or drink a lot make it more likely you’ll do the same," Murphy wrote.

According to this "esteemed" NY Times columnist, the DUmmies have no reason to even exist or ever try to make friends.  In other words, just keep doing exactly their behavior that they've exhibited for decades.  Or in CalPiggy's case, a century.
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