Cue the squirming equivocations of Gen Xers who are convinced the distribution is bimodal (i.e. Manichean):
H/T MelonMoonman. I promise to give Gen Z some slack when there is a general sense that we have a serious problem on our hands that isn’t going to fix itself. In the meantime, I apologize to all the Zoomers out there who don’t need to be reminded–it’s not for you, it’s for your dumbass parents.
Steve Sailer still thinks the massive rise in unhappiness is racial grievance brainwashing and vibrant schools. While these are definitely not helping, they’re also not new and can’t account for e.g. rapid onset transgenderism. This insistence on 70-year-old causes for very new problems is uncharacteristically silly of him because this is a well-studied problem with plenty of data, and the secret of iSteve-tier blogging is to have a lot of data and every now and then say “Hey guys, have you noticed…” (If you want to study successful bloggers, look at iSteve and Anonymous Conservative.)
If you’re interested to study the underlying root causes of how these mental illnesses relate to social justice philosophy, here’s a longer video courtesy of Akuma.
I’d like to do a post to simplify this, but we’ll see. Short version: social media hypercharges relative status considerations, low status has obtained exceedingly punitive consequences in the absence of Christianity (ref. de Botton, Murray), virtue signalling a narcissistic persona has become extremely competitive and therefore (paradoxically) a true measure of genetic virtue, and Locke’s blank slate says that if you’re sad it’s society’s fault. That’s why social justice advocates used to look like Henry Ford, whereas now they look like Trigglypuff.