Millennials Are Not As Narcissistic As Everybody
Thinks (print and online)
I wrote about narcissism and the technology that enables it for Catalogue's February / March 2015 “Love” issue (print and online).
These days, you can’t walk down the street without seeing someone smirking into a cell phone, either taking a photo or checking their reflection in a self-facing camera. You can’t sit in a cafe without spotting someone staring down at their plate through a screen. These are the signs of our narcissistic age, and technology has evolved to indulge these tendencies. Having grown up watching reality TV, a generation of people (millennials) have become inflated with the idea of fame.
For this op-ed I conducted a lot of research by reading online, but also took inspiration from podcasts that I listen to regularly.