Urban neurosis is what the world is living in, oh yeah. Cities attract people by the millions convincing them to ride public transportation together. With such migrations come unified experiences. A convenience store in the US is the same store in the UK is the same store in Australia, etc. Thanks to these experiences everyone feels the same things with geographical variations. Life has universal themes with similar font sizes and coloring. Various shades of colors have been copyrighted for art for prosperity.
People remember their lives before they became adults. Usually the biggest change is the movement to forms of technology. Everything else is basically the same. Whereas childhood had people kept to the side for their protection their later years have them in charge. Not everyone is accustomed to such glorious freedom. Clarity is a thing that comes with age. The arrival of clarity varies depending on the person and on the circumstances. Moments of clarity occur in the most banal of scenarios. Communes to and from the cities of the world possess plenty of moments of clarity. Paying attention in life is of the utmost importance for there are plenty of things to miss.
Memories come up during the unexpected periods of time. These times can be anywhere. Purchases made at a store remind individuals of their earlier incarnations of themselves. Working the till is a rite of passage as attempts are made to move into higher forms of earning power. Not everybody is able to make it up to that level. Economics are a bitch. When Adam Smith wrote his famous book about economics he knew it was going to fuck over a bunch of people. Adam Smith did not care about the common man he was searching for a way for established folks to hold onto their wealth no matter what technological evolutions happened.
Lots of things have happened since then. Many of them remain the same from centuries ago. People continue to cheat on each other spiritually and physically. This helps pass the time. Although evolution has created beautiful creatures it creates plenty of ugly people. Right minded individuals wonder how the wrong minded ones can exist and worse, procreate. Honestly it is no mystery how rottenness can exist in the world. Without the rotten there can be nothing good. Everything requires a comparison and without a comparison the world would be awfully homogenous. And nobody wants that. Homogeny is for profit-making enterprises only. For people else individuality reigns supreme because they know they can pick whatever soft drink they want.