The Imaginary Self

Here‘s an article by John Scalzi about the odd experience of being famous. Any published writer is, a little bit, public property (ditto any parent of a baby).

“I think she’s essentially correct when she notes that the fictional version people have of you in their heads in more about them than it is about you; everything gets filtered through their brain and how people fill in the blanks is by sticking in bits based on their own experiences, sometimes from others but mostly from themselves.”

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Imaginary Self

  1. That’s a little scary to think that a person is ultimately open to interpretation by the public when they have a bit of fame to their name. That could get bloody scary! But it’s absolutely true.

    Hi by the way, long time no see! 🙂

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