Category Archives: SELFISHNESS

“Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect” ― George Sand, Indiana

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Sherry Turkle :

Ours has been called a culture of narcissism. The label is apt but can be misleading. It reads colloquially as selfishness and self-absorption. But these images do not capture the anxiety behind our search for mirrors. We are insecure in our understanding of ourselves, and this insecurity breeds a new preoccupation with the question of who we are. We search for ways to see ourselves. The computer is a new mirror, the first psychological machine. Beyond its nature as an analytical engine lies its second nature as an evocative object.

[Sherry Turkle (b. 1948), U.S. sociologist and psychologist. The Second Self, ch. 9 (1984)