Thursday, December 12, 2013


In the days that "everything counts in large amounts", what a nice prize for a word of the year "SELFIE"; I thought that human ego couldn't grow more... but how far I was/ am of the truth; I suppose that human ego is directly proportional to universe expansion within its own entropic behaviour. To me SELFIE represents the peak of our own isolation driven by technological evolution but at the same time a call for exacerbated attention. The "I" has made an hostile take over of the "We", and human kind seems to be in line with that. So what are the main concerns here? Does society rings a bell? Well a "new" society trend would be.... individual networking society, where everyone follow its own path but has to link somehow to others even if they don't mean nothing as a real physical connection. Some would say "what for"? Answer: Balance. Balanced societies scarce and individualism took place as never before... selfie is one more definition of it. Did this has something to do with Obama et al? Sure, It just gave me the topic for this post... :)


Max Coutinho said...

Ciao G,

Well, the selfie at Mandela's memorial was sad but at the same time, I didn't pay much attention to it because I am more focused on what is going on in CAR and other African nations as we speak. South Africa is a country that invites this sort of circus...come on, they even hired a fake sign language interpreter.

Anyway, our society will peel its extra-individualism off eventually...individualism will always exist but in good doses. After all, we need to think about the collective and be willing to sacrifice for the common good and future.

Well done, G!


Max Coutinho said...

BTW, Happy Festivities to you and your family :D.

GALLARDO said...

eh eh "individualism in good doses" thats certainly hard to find! Selfishness is an endless eater, probably it would eat itself to get "fatter" (...)

same to you and also your family !

all the best