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When people think the world a worse place than it actually is, due to overexposure to the news.
Thats because sex, rape, and murder usually dominate the headlines.
Kyle: Man, I think Jack is freaking out.
Jim: Why? What happened?
Kyle: Last Tuesday, he went on a news-watching binge and has been afraid to come out since - even for girls!
Jim: Oh, looks like you've got a bad case of Mean World Syndrome on your hands.
by plays_well_with_others August 22, 2009
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