I often ask myself how it came about that I know people who behave this badly.

Nothing is more obnoxious than hipsters who throw parties and take hundreds of photos of them. What have you become (insecure, narcissistic, totally false to the very core) when recording a social experience — proving you were there and capturing how cute you look — is more important than actually having it?

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2 Responses to “I often ask myself how it came about that I know people who behave this badly.”

  1. ben wolfson Says:

    Well, you see, Paul, it’s not necessarily true that having a camera with you and using it means you aren’t having a good time as well, or that its use has the meaning you assign it. No doubt there are people like that (I was on a study abroad thing in Greece once with someone whose camera never left his eye, though he was far from hip in any way, of whom one couldn’t help but suspect that his seeing everything futureperfectly as something to be looked back on was coloring his experience), but sometimes you just want to take a picture, you know?

    Don’t close yourself off to humanity, now.

  2. Paul Gowder Says:

    Humanity, Ben, can be individually and collectively buggered to death for all I care.

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