Why do the new puritans have to be so boring?
When people cease to be impressed by your material possessions, looks and charity work, what do you turn to for validation? How about the things you don’t do? Carefully clearing every pleasure and convenience from your life, and wearing this sacrifice as a badge of honour, is a great way to bolster an otherwise lacking personality. In 2018, giving up is the new going out, and the new puritans aren’t suffering in silence: they want you to know all about it. Opt out of the 21st century at your peril; you could very easily become one of these people before you know it.