Seasonal cancel culture
Seasonal cancel culture is an attitude or action by some organizations, businesses, or individuals which is to terminate their subscriptions or relationships due to their perceptions that something is over or overused and to never bother with a new relationship with the same individual or provider ever again. This attitude is often referred to as a “sad year” by people who believe in the term “sad year”.
It is also referred to as a “throw away culture” or “throw on-and-off culture”. The term, which originated with the 1970s English punk and new wave music scene, has since been applied to other cultural trends, such as early 2000s Britpop and contemporary youth fashions in teen apparel, among others.
In contrast, the term “happy year” is often used to describe people who believe in the terms “great year” or “good year”. While the terms differ slightly in meaning, both are often characterized by optimistic thoughts, positive attitude, and optimism about the coming year.
The term has been widely criticized. Although there is no single or agreed-upon definition of a “seasonal cancel culture”, many explanations have been discussed in the academic literature.
The terms are often used to describe the culture of the period in which an event is taking place. For example, in the summer of 1990, the term “Summer of Love” refers to the anti-social music and subcultures that occurred during that time, such as the free-wheeling hippie-dippie scene found on summer college campuses, and the free-wheeling countercultural attitude that was present during that time. During the same time, the term “Summer of Love” also described the countercultural attitude and attitude towards music that came to be identified with alternative culture later during the 1990s, such as grunge and hip hop.
A “sad year” is an idea that a company or individual is facing a negative situation, such as a change in business or a decline in customer relationship