Well maybe "normal life" is in most cases an exercise of some sort of faux social interaction. And people are getting tired of putting up that facade and rather have "real" interaction but in a ultimately unhealthy way.
There's nuance to this.
i actually think the modern world now needs more
faux social interaction and obligatory politeness, not less. for a while there was something novel about people saying the silent "fuck it" out loud, but that moment has passed and the dropout/ give up mentality has become, imo, far too pervasive.
what's ironic about the term "goblin mode" is that from the words themselves you'd think it's a term of criticism, but it's actually about taking pride in despair and laziness
I want to know less about people and their personal struggles, not more.