By all sane accounts, getting old is always a drag at best, and usually closer to terrifying. But I swear, doing it during a period of decadence is about as depressing as getting old gets. When I was a kid, when we finally got MTV anyway, the teeny-bopper music video channel wasn’t something grown-ups took seriously—but aside from actually earning their cool points by playing music videos (remember when music was cool?) instead of skating by on their past cred and filling their hours with cheaper-to-produce propaganda videos, I don’t think that 1980s or 1990s MTV would ever have allowed a visual as unprofessional as this to appear:
But I suppose that I, as a cis-speller, should just shut my damn privileged mouth. Speaking of gnothi seauton fails, I try to pry into my mind but I still cannot understand why I keep on attempting to do anything at all in this horrible mess.
(Dictionary definition was added by YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, as you can probably tell from my screenshot.)