I think the problem is that civilization these days seems to have reached this odd place where instead of things seeming to get better, it feels to a lot of people that things are getting worse. There is more pollution, there is less upward mobility, writing a letter to your congressperson or senator feels more and more futile, many people are deep in debt and haven't even begun their adult lives. It feels to many of us that the ties that bind clamp ever more tightly and the whole system is so tightly coupled it is hard to imagine a way to fix any of it. Were we to live in a different form of society where the food wasn't under lock and key, probably few of us would choose to live as we do.
The easy way to express this feeling of unease of course is to say civilization sucks and to dream of some golden age of the past or to wish we could start over and take a different path or even to dream of a doomsday when it'll all come undone.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 180 x 2. Current Deadlift: 230 x 2