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Dani Shapiro on Vulnerability, the Creative Impulse, the Writing Life, and How to Live with Presence | Brain Pickings

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On the lengths to which we go to craft our own stories and control our image in the eyes of others — especially as social media sharing is continuing to “turn up the volume on what it means to live out loud”:

Is there anything less revealing of Self than a selfie?

Well said. The selfie is the lowest form of self expression.

yes.  but geege, yours (if that is you) is pretty rockin.

That's me with a facial and good lighting two years ago.

But I think you don't really know someone until you meet them.

And even then it takes a while!

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