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Response to TM99 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:22 PM

9. I haven't read such a good DU post in a long time.

Most are 1 and 2 sentence tweets, these days.

These connections are based on the persona and not the heart or the mind. A persona is very necessary. It is our first presentation to the world, however, Facebook (and really all social networking) is persona only all the time. If the ego only identifies with the persona then narcissism develops. The persona is all that anyone sees. And the narcissist needs the constant interaction to mirror back a self as there isn't one once the surface is scratched deep enough. Look, we are 'friends' because we like the same music. We are 'friends' because we like the same politician. We are 'friends' because we dislike chocolate ice cream. I can not have a meaningful conversation in the 140 characters of a Twitter tweet.


Interesting. I suppose that means the vast majority of our politicians are all persona and no substance. Viewed that way, it provides a rationale for why we hear one thing on the campaign trail, only to find they later do something else once elected to office. They were all persona and no substance.

I suppose TV presents a similar phenom, all those pretty faces, immaculately dressed and manicured, etc., with loads of support staff, staff that is rarely shown. I wonder what watching TV, even just the news, does to kids, specifically, what kind of role model does a latch-key kid have these days, if those role models are all largely 'perfect persona'.

How this fits into a social network is largely a curiosity to me, I never joined facebook, either. In the early days, connecting to their pages almost always broke my computer, requiring some time to repair. Maybe it's different today.

Back to the topic, it's mighty unfair that personal expenses aren't deductible for citizens, while zillions of deduction schemes seem to exist for corporations.

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