Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Information overload

"Even if privacy is a modern invention, it may be a very good one. Not being always exposed to the gaze of others is what allows us to develop our individuality. Those small communities where everyone knew everything were often extremely conformist. Being different is very hard when the collective gaze of society is always on you."
First in a new series of regular columns in November's Psychologies (UK). Not available online.