I could characterize my perception of the importance of communal motivation and sustainability as something like a "climate change" that is occurring now, compared to the series of cultural squabbles fifteen years ago that were more like "weather events". In the 90s, I generally had the perception that "having a family" and participating in familial and communal closeness was a personal choice that went with personal responsibility, although there were "deviations". Today, it's clear (again) that responsibility for other people doesn't wait for a chosen act of procreation to come down on one's shoulders. If you don't chose it, it will be chosen for you.
Indeed, for me, one of the most threatening prospects can be to thrown into dependency on others by circumstances beyond my control. But "freedom from interdependence" was never a fundamental right; it just looked that way for a couple decades.