That goes back to the Andy Warhol "everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" thing. Several generations now think that's something to aspire to. They crave Fame to validate their existence, I guess?
Nearly every day I hear how "Social media" is Outraged! or Shocked or Condemning something or someone. Who the fuck cares? They truly believe their tweet matters and the Media uses that to push an agenda, Mostly with no facts or thoughts, just run with mob mentality.
I live in a "Fly-over" State, I think everyone here but Jred does? And that's the way I like it. the Dumbasses can keep flying right over thinking they rule the Country.