I think you’d call this dissociation?
I think that it must be more common now, for lots of reasons. I think the way the internet is a pretty major factor in this, though in some ways this is a continuation of the effects of other media (the disconnect between the version of the world in, say, television, and our actual lives). and of course, capitalism in its modern form has been hugely destructive.
like… as culture has been accelerated, it’s been denatured. the constant churn has… it’s like I said in the shit things on social media thread, our lives have been chewed up and regurgitated, and lost their flavour.
all of these things have caused an increase in mental health disorders, right? anxiety, depression, everything in these spheres. and addiction… that’s a major thing. we’re driven to consume one thing or another in an addictive way, and these addictive tendencies leave you feeling empty.
not feeling particularly articulate right now. but all of that, yeah.