I think it's disillusionment with post-industrialist society that we were brainwashed into thinking was great way back when we were kids. Now we're grown up. We did our damndest in school, got that college degree, and work our asses off every waking second. It didn't make a damn bit of difference. We're still stuck working some dead end retail job if we're lucky, will probably never marry, and end up dying on the way to the toilet in some dilapidated, neglectful retirement home. If someone wants to spend as much time away from reality as possible, I can't blame him. It just doesn't matter anymore.