I think people have a natural tendency, all the more when they are young, to not only be very creative about the things they enjoy, but also share those interests with other people.
While people can do such things online and they can still form guilds and groups outside of it, a lot of people get so lost in their daily business that they don't have time for other people. A lot of work is made out to be repetitive and dealing with people can lead towards cynicism and the loss of creativity.
A lot of people that are part of the working-class in the US have to consume drugs just to make it through the day. Not only should responsible authorities do something about it, but people need to regain the hope that such authorities can even exist.