There’s a downside to all this focus on happiness and authenticity. People are usually searching and yearning for what they don’t have.
According to MindShare’s Culture Vulture Trends Report: 2018, anxieties of everyday life are harder to manage with 67% of respondents saying they find the world increasingly complex (a jump from 56% in 2012).
People use their access to endless content to for a temporary escape. 63% agree with the statement “I use content to take my mind off negative things going on in the world.”