Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. The other day he wrote an article about the ubiquitousness of narcissism. A little over the top since a narcissistic personality disorder is much more serious than the examples Mr. Pitts discusses. Nonetheless, he addresses some minor but serious trending behavior globally.

The lead of the article concerns a teenage girl who took a cheerful selfie of herself in front of the entrance to Auschwitz. As Mr. Pitts notes, Ms. Mitchell is not alone in disconnecting between a horrible, bloody event and her current if fleeting fame. Indeed the President himself has been photograph with his smiley face on at a memorial service for Nelson Madella. "First lady Michelle Obama sits apart from them wearing a somber, funeral-appropriate expression that says clearly, “I don’t know these people.”

As I write this, I am saying to myself, 'Get over it'. But, like Pitts, it's irritating.
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