Social selves

A man has as many social selves as there are distinct groups of persons about whose opinion he cares. He generally shows a different side of himself to each of these different groups. —William James

Start thinking for yourself

Which is why I basically sleep walk through everything. I haven’t had an independent thought in years. Sometimes, I forget my own name.

Interesting reflexion; does consuming TED (and all other “thinkies”) make us more smart, less stupid or does it influence our own thinking so much that it’s not our own thinking anymore ?

http://www.vice.com/read/ted-talks-arent-making-my-generation-smart-theyre-making-us-stupid-112