I am currently reading Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together. Here ideas have been swirling in my head – especially since I based alot of my thinking off of her last book.
One of the concepts that she explores is the idea that our feelings aren’t validated until it is acknowledge either in a tweet or a status update. It’s like we can’t feel unless it’s publicly shared. We are no longer privately or self validated. We must share it with everyone before it becomes felt – a very interesting concept. It is a “performance of identity” as opposed to our true identity living – or in this case feeling it out.
What do you think? Or should I ask, how do you feel about this? (Validate me).