Thursday, April 22, 2010

Facebook Suicide

From the link:

"In the end, what does all this online, arms-length self-promotion ultimately provide? Perhaps it’s merely one component of the pursuit to alleviate some of the blackness encountered in the existential vacuum of modern life. As Schopenhauer once projected, modern humans may be doomed to eternally vacillate between distress and boredom. For the vast majority of people experiencing the fragmented, fast-paced modern world of 2008, a Sunday pause at the end of a hectic week may cause them to become all too aware of the lack of content in their lives. So we update our online profiles and tell ourselves that we are reaching out."

The Link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remarkable find! I enjoy your thinking so much yet the ideas that you highlight are just as enjoyable...kinda like a curator of ideas.