Zygmunt Bauman, the greatest philosopher of the early 21 century warned about this 15 years ago. The private will colonize all public spaces until there is no public dimension left to our life.
Bauman was right. It’s now fashionable to expose personal neuroses and all of the suppurating pustules of one’s unhealthy psyche to public view and claim they are evidence of “systemic” or “structural” societal issues. Nobody is a depressive sad sack, a lazy bum, or a shitty date anymore. Everybody’s dysfunction is a result of gigantic societal injustices.