What above said, 100%. I think something about the internet breaking into the proper mainstream has brought out the worst in society, along with allowing for constant surveillance, and a constant platform to preach. I think the complete lack of a youth culture for this recent generation of teenagers is telling of that- 2000s had emo and scene, 2010s (or more going past 2013 really) had nothing except what your Tumblr page looks like. Not to mention all the "normal" teens getting a hold of the worst porn imaginable, creating a generation of sex-starved football jocks becoming their own girlfriends because the girls IRL are Non-Binary lesbians and they can't ask them on a date because it would be sexist. Or the ability to create an entire new self, that to the average person is untraceable unless you're powerlevelling everywhere, that doesn't have to affect your IRL self in any way. At least I'll always have the original XboxLiterally everything (politics, entertainment, even technology) just became so selfish, and full of vehement spite. There was some of that in the early 2000s but it was more in a joking manner and less serious. Very strange times indeed.
I havent seen enough to vouch for the writing, but I find the lack of craftsmanship or style in todays stuff disturbing. We've gone back to the Hannah Barbara days.Cartoons are now better than ever. They were the only good thing about the 2010s.
IMO it was there all along, metasizing outside of popular culture in academia and activist circles- and finally appeared with the rise of social media (which presents the false image that every opinion is equally valued). This probably created a feedback loop that was amplified by mass media, resulting in the dismal cultural landscape today.It truly was a better time. SJW cancer had not yet formulated, so the internet was actually a free land of the shitpostings, before they came.
This pertains more to manga...but, with a number of the more "open" manga that let you fill in the details, I've noticed people often complaining about the lack of closure, expanding, or the manga filling in every little detail for them. The same likely goes for games with the added "dopamine dope" thats ruined modern game design.Nowadays, it seems like everyone's on a constant drip of dopamine, and there's just no magic or hidden treasure to be found...
Ya, this entire thread is just old people trying to pretend the entire world is the problem instead of just 'I got older and all my hopes and dreams are dead". The 2010's were fine.You will always miss previous decades as
1. You were younger, healthier, got more pussy, less responsibility
2. You increasingly become more aware of the dystopian hellhole we are heading full speed towards