Today I want to tell you about my adventure in strangest and scariest places I have been to, in recent memories. The holy temple of narcissism.
So today I wanted to talk to talk to you about the hype. How you shouldn't believe the hype that you see on the Internet. It's not necessarily true. And people are actually showing you what they want you to see and what they want you to believe. So I'm talking about screenshots and stuff that people are posting to promote some lifestyle.
“Oh look at me I'm here. Look at me I'm there” and stuff. So you basically envy these people and think that they have an awesome life. And why I want to talk to you about this is because today, I was at the temple of narcissism. It was absolutely insane. Like I didn't know that things could go that far.
This was like a convention of nerd narcissistic people. And it was just absolutely insane. I didn't know it existed. So I went to this place where they have all sorts of swings on the hill and you have the river and stuff under it and basically you have people who will come there to take pictures. But they take pictures for like an hour. The same person will take 300 different poses.
So people dress up. They bring dresses and hats and like random stuff you know just to go and take these pictures and stuff. And so you see them like oh take another picture like this. And then a picture like that and then and yeah for like an hour. And the most shocking thing and the reason why I'm telling you this, is that right before the picture they're like you know there's like a frown on the face you know. And then when the picture comes they smile.
He takes their picture and then they're back to frowning you know. And it was just too much for me to bear. I was there for like a few hours and it got crazy. I mean how can people get to that point where they're so obsessed with their image that they need to take all these photos and stuff?
People were taking selfies and stuff all the time and instead of you know being there and actually enjoying the place. Just taking selfies and like random pictures just to show off afterwards on Facebook or Instagram like “oh look at my life”. Whereas in actual fact right after the picture then you went back to your grim face and you're just pretending you know. So it was a revelation.
I visited the holy temple of narcissism
And so basically it's not about where you are anymore. It's about you. This is what I saw, what I witnessed. People don't actually appreciate anything anymore. They’re just saying “oh look at me” right. And I want to say “dude just drop your phone enjoy this view and this landscape. It's crazy right. So yeah. Or maybe I'm just old school and since I can't do selfies myself, I'm just ranting.
So when you see your friends on Facebook and they posted pictures, they're going to post some pictures where they were smiling for like half a second and stuff and then they're like oh look at my life my life is so beautiful now. It's B.S. right. Don't fall for it and start thinking that your life sucks.
You know I really want you guys to ignore this because of what it leads to. I think it started with a bunch of people posting that stuff and then people think you're having a great time and it's always a competition of who is going to have the better life.
So don't fall into that trap and don't believe the hype. OK. Don't believe everything you see, thinking that people have a good life. They're not going to show you how their life sucks, which is like you know in lot of cases like 90 percent of the time. They're showing you the little bit that doesn't suck and then you think that that's their life.
So maybe I've lived on the moon or you know in a forest somewhere. I'll just get out of my cave. I don't know but this study was pretty sad actually. So you know I just wanted to say that I guess I don't know. Where the selfie is going to go afterwards because I mean right now the thing that's in the background doesn't seem to matter anymore. So what's the next level? I'm just wondering what the next level you know is.