It’s been coming to this — real-time Facebook-and-Twitter livin’ — for as long as anyone can remember. We’ve dreamed of a world where we can touch base with anyone we know instantly, effortlessly. And now we have it.
Isolation as a concept is now about as relevant as an REO Speedwagon album.
Feeling happy? Let everyone know. Feeling down? Same. Weave your existential minutiae into a tapestry of approachability. It’s fundamentally human. And humans dig it.
Clinical causes aside, is there really any excuse anymore for loneliness?
The “elitist” cultural order — the one that presumed differences in, say, the quality of novels or pieces of art — is history. In its place is a let-your-hair-down hoedown, the most egalitarian forum ever devised. It is inclusive and uncritical. And it is having an unapologetically hilarious time.