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Is our great contemporary fear anonymity?
If the property that grounded the self in Romanticism was sincerity, and in modernism was authenticity, then in postmodernism is it visibility? So asked the writer of a thought-provoking article on our obsession with connectivity.
Is this what our contemporary selves really want? To be recognised, to be connected, to be visible, if not to the millions via, say, the X Factor, then at least to the hundreds, via Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn?
You know when you lean back too far in your chair and almost fall backwards but save yourself at the last second? ...I feel like that all day - Stephen Wright
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the ocean in a drop - Rumi
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you - Laozi
The scale of the success you need is determined by the intensity of your self-hatred - Alain de Botton, http://twitter.com/alaindebotton
Life is a rainbow which also includes black - Yevgeny Yevtushenko