Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression
“We live in a world where we see ourselves as independent individuals. If you’re an independent individual, you don’t really think in terms of power. You think only in terms of your own influence on the world.”- Adam Curtis.
Are we aware?
If we are aware, do we even care enough to do anything about it? Things happen and get done best in groups, but if we are hyper-individuals now, then does it even matter if we care? Are we going to do anything about even if we do?
Could probably just click like and share and hope that someone else does. It’s all a gestural notion, and it always is from now on.
We do not actually achieve anything but it gives us that great sense of wellbeing, probably boosts our ego too whilst we share the fact that we give a shit about a crisis, because god forbid we help without announcing it on social media.