Friday, July 24, 2009

Quickie: 6'4" Pink Pony Finds Yet Another Reason to be Smug

(Ursula Plassnik, 04-22-08, AP)

Via Matt Yglesias comes this fun study:

According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index daily poll of the US population, taller people live better lives, at least on average. They evaluate their lives more favorably, and they are more likely to report a range of positive emotions such as enjoyment and happiness. They are also less likely to report a range of negative experiences, like sadness, and physical pain, though they are more likely to experience stress and anger, and if they are women, to worry. These findings cannot be attributed to different demographic or ethnic characteristics of taller people, but are almost entirely explained by the positive association between height and both income and education, both of which are positively linked to better lives.


Anonymous said...

omg, Ursula as the Madonna

I have found religion!

Sharkbabe said...

well duh, whose life isn't the affable giantess's better than?

Ursula you again drive me to delurkage .. *sigh* *melt*

Matty Boy said...

You're 6'4"? Your persona as a 14 year old girl obsessed with fashion and diplomacy had me convinced you were much shorter.

And of course, thanks for Ursulaproduct. I miss her so much more than I miss Condi or Jeff Gannon or any of the other stars of yesteryear.

Anonymous said...

Is that a Tallis?


dguzman said...


But as for you tall people: curse you!

--From a 5'1" jealous person who's still hoping for that last growth spurt at age 44.

Karen Zipdrive said...

At 5'8" I can honestly say I love it up here.

lebecka said...

Sorry, Karen-- We girls in my family are six footers.