Hubris and Legacy

Hubris and Legacy are twin faces of the same illness, an inability to take joy from the present. Both depend upon a future in which one is the center of the story and no longer in the story. Selfies are misunderstood in this way. While yes they represent and artificial view of the subject, how much worse is this than the pretentious drivel we all wrote in our journals as teenagers? What you leave behind is based on what you do now. And the doing of it seems to be the point of it, not the telling about the doing of it.

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