Remember Bill Murray? Hint: he starred in Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, etc.
A few days ago, in an interview with The Guardian, he expressed how he feels about those people who are obsessed with their social media presence.
Do you know anyone like that? I’ll bet you do.
“My only problem with it is that people now feel they should document their life rather than live it.”—said the 68-year-old actor.
It kind of reminds me of myself when I bought my first video camera all those years ago.
On vacation, I’d be walking around like a SWAT trooper entering an unsecured building—except I was brandishing a VHS camera instead of an automatic rifle.
The device would precede me into museums, restaurants, hotels, and onto scenic overlooks, boats, planes, and all sorts of vehicles.
When I came back from my trips, people would ask me, “Well, how did it go?”
“Uh—I would respond—I don’t know. I haven’t watched the video yet.”
I’m glad I got over that dumb phase. One of the reasons I did was the bulk of the camera and how inconvenient it was to carry it.
Fast-forward to present-day smartphones and the ubiquitous selfie-stick.
They’re easier to carry and they can even accompany you when you go skydiving, abseiling, climbing, skiing, etc.
Sadly, they’ll also get you run over by a bus or cause you to fall down a cliff when looking for the killer shot—the one that’ll go viral on the Web.
Killer shot, indeed.