Generally, we like to do a few things. We like to hear narratives and we like to categorize/classify things. In 2011, we live in an age where narratives can change in 140 characters or fewer and in no time at all. Because of that age of immediacy, we’re also apt to blow things out of proportion. Perhaps the fleeting nature of our collective attention span or the fleeting nature of new media, but we always feel the need to pump something up. Maybe we figure that it’ll be forgotten soon enough, so we might as well milk it for all it’s worth.
Why does everything that just happened have to be “the best ever?” Can’t things just effing be?
I’m with Sean. Granted, I’m sure I’ve been guilty of in-the-moment-aggrandizing before, but I think we need to take his simple words to heart.… Click here to read the rest