I've been listening to this guy on YouTube called TheLogicJunkie. He is very smart and aware and thinks like me. Here is one of his videos where he explains why things were better in the 1970's and why pop culture was better too. It echoes my own feelings on the matter as well. I'm sure you'll find his reasons very interesting, especially the part where he talks about how it is considered cool today to be a callous asshole who steps over others and how the young generation today was not brought up on the happy good times that we were back in the 70's and 80's.