Somehow, all this effortposting made me forget that consistency is important too. So I think the new plan is to do those giant effortposts every few days and knock out half-hour posts like this on the days in between.
I’ma psychologize about the generations in sweeping terms.
Greats: Traumatic psychosis. Conservatism, flat affect, self-medication, outbursts. “I don’t understand what’s happened and I don’t want to talk about it neither.”
Baby Boomers: Mania, delusions of grandeur. The inability to grok opportunity cost. “I can have it all.”
Gen Xers: Despair. Pathological risk-aversion and social atomization. “What’s the point?”
Millenials: Infantilism. Authority worship, high time preference, and lack of agency. “Tell me what to do!”
Generation Z: Philosophical zombies, psychopathy. The schools and culture have reached peak effectiveness and eliminated what we’d recognize as human souls. “Om nom nom.”