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‘Protagonist Syndrome': YouTuber mocked for wishing to live through both World Wars & Great Depression to avoid the internet

Added 11-30-20 11:37:01am EST - “YouTuber Casey Neistat has been derided as the epitome of infantilism after he unironically revealed his wish to have lived through the wars and crises of the first half of the 20th century, instead of ever going online.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Protagonist Syndrome’: YouTuber mocked for wishing to live through both World Wars & Great Depression to avoid the internet”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“If you could be born at anytime in history when would it be?” Neistat asked of his Twitter followers on Sunday night. “For me 1900,” he then said, answering himself.

The vlogger explained his peculiar choice by saying he wants to fight first in World War I, then live through the ‘roaring 20s’ and the Great Depression, then go onto World War II.

After the Axis powers capitulate, the 39-year-old YouTuber would want to somehow grow old peacefully past the age of 80 “and die … before all this internet bulls**t begins.”

Following his escapist confession, Neistat immediately faced backlash online, in the form of commenters mocking him for being “infantile” and for “understanding history via movies.”

“Are you sure you’d die in the 80’s?” asked one history lover, quipping, “‘Cause there are 4 instances in that timeline in which you can die really easily.”“4? A day you mean,” replied another, rolling with the joke.

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