I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people.
Says Jon Ronson:
[T]he internet gives us the illusion that we're wonderfully gregarious people. When we type away on discussion boards and post comments on one another's blogs, it feels as if we're sitting outside a pub in the evening sunshine with our attractive, cool friends. But we aren't. That's what we did before we got addicted to the internet. Instead we perform some empty, unsatisfying facsimile of that. We sit alone in our rooms, becoming more and more isolated from society. And, inevitably, this turns us into mad, yelling, wild-eyed loons.
And that, more or less, is what happened.
MP3: Diary of a Taxi Driver (album version) - Bernard Herrmann