This. Modern culture sucks ass. Most people are selfish, cynical, cold. There is no community anymore, no more sense of "we are all <insert nationality here>". So much infighting, crime, drug abuse. Public education keeps getting worse and worse, college keeps getting pricier and pricier. Feels like parents barely even raise their kids anymore. Simply making sure they don't turn into hobos isn't anywhere near enough. Your meant to teach them, pass on everything you know, make sure they are mentally and physically healthy. Don't let them get raised by video games internet and junk food, etc. My dad was 28 when they had me, he never finished college, had just done landscaping shit, once his early 30s arrived he stopped working and has just done odd jobs ever since, he's 51 now and doesn't live here anymore. Mom wanted to do the whole traditional family life housewife thing, couldn't when the husband wasn't in on it plus she has her own mental problems. They both waited too long to have kids, neither of them were cut out for it, and they fucked me and my brother over by having us 4 years apart. The age gap is real and we could never go to school together. Me and him aren't even friends.
Looking at stuff from the 90s and earlier makes me sad, its like looking at glimpses from a better time. I really dislike using this word, but stuff from way back when just comes off as happier, way less depressing, more optimistic, more fun, and more wholesome
A time I'll never get to experience. Instead I'm stuck in this doomer hellscape.