Kierkegaard got it right, says this month’s “Brooklyn Rail”: Don’t pander to the Public

I don’t agree completely with this great piece I just read in this month’s Brooklyn Rail, but it’s got amazing things to say about a FaceBook society, and an artist’s need to transit between his/her inner voice and outer voice — and what that might imply. Read it here. Excerpt below.

Fetishizing the public, as we do everyday through our use of social media, is toxic to creativity—it ensures homogeny by holding individuals to an increasingly rigid, singular standard that only appears to be the reflection of multiple perspectives.

The author is R.H. Lossin.

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