You're right, that is and always has been true. But it seems like it's become much more difficult to find other individual people who aren't terrible. Not to say that it's ever been easy, but even if the ratio of decent to terrible is roughly the same as it ever was, the garbage one has to wade through to find the diamonds has become so much more revolting. I can't tolerate it anymore. I'm too weak.>>62
I kind of agree to be honest, but even if the modern internet really isn't worth adapting to, the consequences of being left behind are still somewhat unfortunate. On the rare occasion when I do meet someone tolerable, they usually still live in a world I'm not privy to. On the other hand, people who are stuck in the past like me tend to be so disaffected and jaded that being around them just brings me even further down. Plus, to tell the truth, in my experience they tend to be every bit as obsessed with manufactured trends and currentisms as those they look down on. Negative engagement is still engagement.
I think the core of the problem isn't modernity, it's me. It's not the world that I need to adapt to, it's myself. I have at least a smidge of self-awareness, I know that if I can muster the effort to be interested in something again, I won't need anything else.