Has modern society stolen our identity? There are so many people right now, and everyone has become just a number on a spreadsheet, disposable itens useful for a souless system.
I think this may be one of the greatest reasons our egos are getting bigger and bigger. Because the system stole our legitimate identity from us, and we try to compensate for this by escaping into a world of fantasy, and this fantasy increases the ego, and this ego creates for us a false identity as a substitute for the identity we lost. Thus we feel satisfied with the illusion.
What awaits for us outside of the fantasy anyways? A boring life, 9-5 job routine, people treating you with disrespect, cold lonely nights. Why is it a surprise that people escape into alcohol, drugs, television, the internet, video games, masturbation, etc? The world out there is cold and indiferent. God is dead. Meaning is dead. Happiness is dead.
Truly sad, truly pitiful, the way the modern human lab rat is treated, isn't it?
Merry Christmas. Btw, I'm sad that Christmas is just a big party where unconscious people gather together to eat a lot, drink beer and share meaningless gifts. It's just a big consumerist profanation nowadays.