Watch "The Neutral Zone" again. Every 24th century person in that episode is a complete self-righteous asshole, with the exception of Data.
And the 20th century characters are caricatures to be mocked, less so with the woman though.
You have the a-hole banker who cares about nothing but his portfolio, the buffoonish country singer who just wants to have a good time, and a housewife who mopes for most of the episode. Remember, in the 24th century, humanity is no longer hung up by losing family members.
(so she should really get with the program!)
Contrasted with the elite and evolved humanity who are too advanced to deal with their shit.