For a long time now formality has been treated as outdated, artificial, rigid and unauthentic. By contrast informality has been elevated almost into a universal good, denoting authenticity, spontaneity, flexibility and naturalness. What is wrong with this?
So much of our popular culture tries to project an 'aura of fun'. Everyone is trying so hard to seem like they're always having fun. But are we really all having as much fun as we'd like people to think?