The self promotion dilemma

By all means, show your work. The internet is a great place to get feedback and build up your confidence. Just keep in mind, it’s all about you until it isn’t. “It’s a total catch-22: if you don’t self-promote, you won’t be known to those who hold the keys to whatever kingdom you’re interested in […]

Seeking an objective point of view

We are obsessed with the first-person because we live in a culture that emphasizes the individual. The selfie generation makes “I” the predominant jargon for almost everything we post on social media and talk about in real life. Me-ness has shrouded our ability to step outside the self and see the world objectively. It’s not all […]

The looking glass self: “I am who I think you think I am.” 🔎🙍

Identities are social. But not necessarily in the construct of how we or others see us but how we think others perceive us. External reflection is what philosopher and sociologist Charles Horton Cooley called ‘The Looking Glass Self” theory. “I imagine your mind, and especially what your mind thinks about my mind, and what your mind […]

Identifying narcissism in today’s digital age

Millennials may have ushered in the era of narcissism, but they are no longer responsible for its durability. Everyone else has caught up to the “toxic self-absorption” that plagues the western world. It’s already hard enough to tell the work of an amafessional from a true artist that takes their work seriously. Everyone owns their […]