I second the motion.
The Great Depression created an entire generation of frugal spenders and savers.
The pandemic may have created an entire generation of degenerate gamblers and speculators.
Most people assumed speculative activity in the markets would cool off once sports came back, the casinos opened up again and people were able to move about more freely with their normal activities.
Judging by the action in options trading, that’s not the case. If anything, there is even more speculation going on in 2021 than 2020.