Beyond binary persona: no plough stops for the dying man
Identity can be reshaped and reformed easily in this day and age of social media. Online Social Network (OSN) causes this extreme feeling and urge for the ‘need to belong’ to certain group or to be in constant contact with other people and it leads us to fear of missing out syndrome (FOMO) (everything excessive is unhealthy). We cultivate and curate a public persona through the OSN to project what we want others to perceive us to be; and mostly by creating a good image of us. We are scare and afraid of being seen or judged as a flawed and imperfect human being by being overly concern on our public persona. I have been a user of social media myself, only I use it to have myself informed on the subjects that interests me namely literature, philosophy, culture, science or any other light content. It is great to make use social media as a token to promote, express and or anything of the like our preferred identity but too much exertion may make someone appears to be trying to hard to impress and instead of genuine, it will give off the impression of the reverse. As it is portrayed on the picture about the tragedy of Icarus. People would only take notice in a brief of what he was doing; if not with prejudices and swiftly move and preoccupy with their own things without minding too much. The point is, the universe doesn’t revolve around us. So, it is better not to seek an affirmation or a validation of what we want to be perceived. And to be our truest self in a world of constant trying to impress is the utmost privilege one can afford.