It’s weird to observe a phenomenon while realizing you’re part of it and not outside it. Like watching a reflex action of a body part, it’s of you, but you’re observing it and not controlling it.
I can bemoan certain aspects of society like ordering too much stuff online and killing local retail, but many times I can’t find a place to buy whatever it is locally. Even when I can, it’s too much hassle, because I have to talk to people to get someone who clearly doesn’t care to unlock it from a case if I can get their attention in the first place, but that’s only if they have it in stock, etc. I just say fuck it and buy it off of Amazon.
I know that exacerbates the problem, but at some point I can’t fix a model that seems increasingly broken. Maybe we’ll just have conveyor belts or pneumatic tubes connecting directly to our houses.