lol omg that is such an extremely negative perspective
Yes it’s true that in the past you had to learn everything yourself. It’s literally true - only privileged individuals with money and an education could ever hope to develop products and services. Now you can - and do! - have kids in 3rd world countries developing software that makes it to the top of app stores.
Also, everything is most definitely NOT premade. Sure, there are premade themes and turnkey solutions to help a person get started quickly but you still need to learn an enormous amount to take things to the next level (I’d actually argue more, since these “premade” things enable you to do so much more). I challenge you to try and build a service right now from scratch and I’ll sit here and wait for your questions on where to even begin!
Saying “millions of shallow people with no desire over anything other than self-promotion” is also extremely negative (I actually laughed out loud). You’re acting as if in the old days you could build something and it magically reached an audience - it was much, MUCH harder in the old days to ship a product and it was NOT free…the concept of “things going viral” didn’t even exist until recently meaning you had to spend enormous amounts of money to market your product/service!
I honestly don’t even know how anyone can actually believe this. The amount of things you can actually do today is pure magic to what you could do in the old days. It’s literally magic - it would be literally impossible to achieve some of the things people do today with the technology that existed back then.
I wish this was true, otherwise I wouldn’t have spent the last 7 months working around the clock with no hope for revenue for at least another few months!