Living off-camera

She doesn’t want to live off-camera, much less talk. There’s nothing to say off-camera. Why would you say something if it’s off-camera? What point is there existing? 

Warren Beatty’s infamous quote from ‘Truth or Dare’ seems rather prescient with regards to our social media age. We have our own ‘cameras’ now and there is a very real sense of our actions being judged according to how ‘public’ they are. We let everyone know when we’re socialising; we let everyone know when we’re reading a book; we let everyone know when we’re doing charity work. I’m always wittering on about how we won’t know the affects of social media until it’s far too late to do anything about it. Will we end up with generations of extreme narcissists, acutely aware of how they are presenting themselves to the world, how they are perceived and acting accordingly? Perhaps it’s already happened and we’re all already there.

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