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A recent study using data from the 2004 “General Social Survey,” reports that
“Americans have one third fewer close friends and confidants than cialis 5 mg en chile two decades ago, and the number of people who have none has more than doubled.”
Are Americans more disconnected now than they were twenty years ago? Have they retreated into their selves? (or their cells? (or their cell ph.s?)) Has the connection cialis sales online canada dwindled? Probably. We know people can and do form intense and authentic emotional bonds over
digital media like IRC, the web and World of Warcrack. Have confidants moved to viagra pro a “virtual” category that didn’t have a bubble on the General Social Survey? Probably. While the data showed a drop in confidants who are friends or who how long does for viagra to work are family members, there was viagra information a far greater drop-off in friends. While close friendships are dwindling — or is it consolidating? viagra cialis levitra canadian pharmacy — nuclear familial bonds are strengthening. Networks of trust and kinship have grown more sparse. american pharmacy online reviews What are the ramifications of such dramatic social change? Bradley Heinz suggests
We’re becoming more self-referential by relying more on family. In our growing isolation, I see a genetic analogy: our waning social exposure sildenafil citrate is like inbreeding…
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