Friday, 2 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
- How genuine is this "friendship" in hyperspace, particularly from those you have never met?
- Is hyperbole and flattery and a lack of sincerity representative of "real" friendship?
- Do you like to be watched and observed because you think you are important?
- Do you imagine yourself to be in everyday film in which the world around you is your set, with you acting out a role?
- Are you growing increasingly paranoid at being ignored or being observed?
- Do you think you should be a 'celebrity" because you have hidden talents?
- When you are in college do you think you are acting a role or being a version of yourself when you talk with others?
- Do you think your life lacks meaning unless you put on an act?
Then you could be suffering from "Truman Syndrome"!
Roy Greenslade on The Truman Syndrome - with readers comments
Was this the inspiration for Don Draper's Kodak Carousel presentation from episode 12 of the first series of "Mad Men"? Examples of Don's nostalgic view of early married life can be found on YouTube. Of course, the audience knows about his life as a serial adulterer.