As Americans don’t have children and families, divorce, more and more are finding the vast enclaves of suburbs depressing places of loneliness with little social interaction. And the high prices of inner city apartments are pushing people further and further out whether they have families or not. This is the new “lonely” American design and it’s really quite depressing.

the news story this month is of a person who sat dead in their chair, the television still on, for six months before anyone noticed. This is how most of us will die. The new lonely America, desolate, stark, empty.

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According to the Frankfurter Neue Presse, last week police broke down the door of an apartment in Oberurusel am Main at the request of the building’s management. It had been called to management’s attention that a resident’s mailbox was overflowing with uncollected letters.

Upon entering the apartment, police discovered the partially decomposed corpse of a 66-year-old-woman sitting on the couch in front of a television that was still on. The woman was dressed in pajamas and nearby police found a TV guide open to listings for last September.

Police determined she had been dead for over six months.

According to the report, nobody noticed she had gone missing because she had no children nor any close relatives or friends that she saw regularly.