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"Alright, so here's my pessimistic take." Lauren said.  "Regarding all these great ideals, this supposed consumption – really, what's the likelihood of it ever happening?  If you look at statistics, from the divorce rates alone, it's not good, not good at all.   Less than fifty percent, and that's without adding in all the others that forgo the possibility of something brilliant, something shining, something reliable.  Reliable like the minivans, golden retrievers, and grey sweatpants.  I don't ever want to have to wear, sweat pants, you know?"