The inability to applaud each other, especially when someone goes against the norm, is nothing new. I don’t think that we, as a people, have changed or made less emotional from who we have been. We just have more tools available to show who we really were all along. A bunch of likes on your social media post does not reflect genuine empathy to your journey or appreciation of your achievement. To celebrate someone is to tell them and others [and genuinely mean it] that they did a good job and you are proud of them, expecting nothing in return for your acknowledgment. It goes beyond the basic twist of words to form the socially expected phrases. And it goes way beyond asking or expecting favors/handouts in return. A genuine celebration should be felt more than it is heard.