- Joseph Burdi
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Is it worse for no one to remember a thing you did or for everyone to know everything you did?
It is becoming increasingly clear that all our thoughts, feelings, pictures and actions are now property of the internet and the world (as I write this I know that posted it will be under someone else's jurisdiction). Yet, we continue to do so despite the obvious and glaring problems with having the world know us intimately. So why?
Is it the classic notion that it is better to be remembered for something, anything, even terrible, than to live a life that no one will ever remember?
Or do we try to adapt ourselves to a new kind of communication without fully grasping the idea that delete does not destroy?
We are going to be remembered, all of us, in some fashion for the things we now post or are known for (as posted by someone else). I'm not sure whether we should want to be remembered intimately or fade away to general obsurity.