I don't think that applies anymore. Society and civilization in general has gone downhill drastically ever since about 2010. Pretty much all predicted by Henry George in the 19th century:I'm calling it music. If the younger generation isn't pissing off the older folks, they're doing it wrong.
The regression of civilization, after a period of advance, may be so gradual that it attracts no attention at the time. Indeed, many mistake such a decline for advancement. As the arts decline, the change may be accompanied by -- or rather caused by -- a change of taste. Artists who quickly adopted the new styles are regarded -- in their day -- as superior. As art and literature become more lifeless, foolish, and stilted -- conforming to changing taste -- the new fashion would regard its increasing weakness as increasing strength and beauty. Really good writers would not find readers; they would be regarded as dull. The prevailing taste becomes that of a less cultured class who regard what they like as the best of its kind.