“Here’s the irony: Selfie culture doesn’t enhance the self but degrades it. When we turn the lens of life on ourselves, we create the illusion that we should focus only on what’s best for us.”
— That quote from Rev. Galen Guengerich, All Souls Unitarian Church, NYC. And this:
“The image of a self-made, self-reliant and self-centered individual is a lie, and a pernicious one at that. We are utterly dependent upon the people and the world around us.”
— Also Rev. Guengerich. Both quotes from an essay in todays Washington Post, page B2.
Just something to think about. — John
There’s a difference, though, between “selfie culture” [iPhone and Facebook culture] and “turning the lens of life on ourselves.” We can only know life as a collective “we” have experienced it. Which includes “the people and the world around us.” Now there’s “something to think about.” 🙂
Good point. One editor told me, long time ago, that one of the things a local or community newspaper should do is hold a mirror up for the community to see itself.