Monday, June 13, 2011

*Confusion Now Hath Made His Masterpiece

Narcissistic Networking: I have supp'd full with self

(for the dangers of raising a generation of  narcissists see NYT article 6/14/11)

Reflecting" implies asking questions of ourselves about why we do what we do. If you did that, you might stop the endless auto-biography and self-promotion. Being endlessly fascinated with ones self is a normal phase of life... for an adolescent. Posted by Attila

Attila: Ross Douthout in today's NYT puts a finger on your irritation. My self-absorption in these posts and The Anti-Yale blog is a groteque exaggeration , a prescient warning, of what your generation will become as it turns into botox-worshippping wrinkle-bags:
 COLUMNIST The Online Looking Glass By ROSS DOUTHAT Published: June 12, 2011 According to a variety of sociologists (San Diego State’s Jean Twenge, Notre Dame’s Christian Smith, and others), younger Americans are more self-absorbed, less empathetic and hungrier for approbation than earlier generations — and these trends seem to have accelerated as Internet culture has ripened. The rituals of social media, it seems, make status-seekers and exhibitionists of us all.

This guy gets PAID? 

I said this in a post here [Yale Daily News posting board] for free YESTERDAY! . 
"The Anti-Yale is little more than a digital mirror, a kind of vox clamantis is deserto before I expire."

 (Paid Knothing)

NB: The Anti-Yale is a bit more than self-promotion.  It is a recapitulation, with reflections. It is a farewell to the world as I have known itover the last 66+ years, a farewell through the solipsism of my keyboard.

Posted by The Anti-Yale on June 13, 2011 at 5:26 a.m.

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