I’m not sure how I feel about the “selfie” generation. If they can make change without a computer register, I’ll feel better about them then the last bunch.
Yet, I’m sure they’re missing out on some important life steps. Like sitting in a booth across from each other, holding hands, staring into each other’s eyes…and maybe even talking.
Like hanging out and cutting up, making fun of teachers, talking about the party.
Here’s a typical group of high-schoolers…hanging out.
No one absorbs the sounds and sights of a live concert…through their own eyes and ears, not their iphones.
Have you attended a concert lately? Really weird. One half of the audience is waving their cell phones around taking video and shooting shots. The other half are busy posting their last video and pictures in the hopes of quickly gaining more Instagram followers. When the “selfie” generation attends an event, there doesn’t seem to be any “here” there. They seem to be living a self-made movie that they believe people really want to see.
Here is an amusing, scary, ironic little film called “Aspirational.” It was shot by Matthew Frost for Vs. magazine. It stars Kirsten Dunst.
It explains what I’m talking about.