Selfie: A Story of Self-Obsession

We photograph ourselves, curate our social media presences, are obsessed with ourselves. And it’s making us sick, says journalist Will Storr in his book “Selfie“, and in a video. He’ll speak at the GDI Trend Day on 14 March.
8 February, 2018 by
Selfie: Eine Geschichte der Selbstbesessenheit
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

If you want to get ahead, you have to know how to market yourself. Neoliberalism teaches us that we are the only ones responsible for our successes – and for our failures. That’s dangerous, says Will Storr. The consequences can include self-doubt and depression. And, Storr continues, a society that’s too obsessed with itself becomes asocial. After all, people with high self-esteem can be truly unbearable.

In the video, journalist and author Will Storr analyses the background and historical details of our self-obsession.

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