*Have you noticed that people are becoming more and more cynical, stoic and just … just… grimy all of a sudden?  There used to be a time when people had better social skills and manners.

They didn’t cut you off in traffic, swerve into your lane while yapping on their cell phone, then flip you the middle finger during a text.

Well, yet another study has surfaced that gives perspective to what is really going on out there.  Time magazine reported a study by Duke University that showed that between 1985 and 2004, ”Americans had one-third fewer friends and confidants than they did two decades ago.” (more…)