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Exercise 2 (a) The author argues that: 1. Americans are more solitary than ever before. 2. Solitary living does not guarantee a life of unhappiness 3. Loneliness is a psychological state 4. Loneliness rising drastically over a short period of recent history. 5. People who are married to confidant spouses are less lonely than single people. 6. Loneliness and being alone are on the rise 7. The decrease in confidants has been dramatic over the past 25 years. 8. In the face of this social disintegration, we have essentially hired an army of replacement confidants. 9. Being lonely is extremely bad for your health. 10. Loneliness is one of the first things ordinary Americans spend their money achieving. 11. What is truly staggering about Facebook usage is the constancy of the performance it demands. 12. Facebook never takes a break/ we never take a break. (b) The author explains why:

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