I’ve been thinking a lot about depression, narcissism and burnout recently. An abundance of sociopathic status seekers in my work environment have led me to ponder whether they are truly happy or more prone to more illness. Despite their status, most seem mentally ill.
Multitasking is regression.
There’s very little “reality” or consequence online which in meat world would warn a sociopath when their narcissism is getting out of control. Online, the narcissistic ego encounters itself first and foremost in everything it sees.
Our positive achievement society has created absolute competition because now we have narcissists competing with their own egos to produce/consume more. A destructive compulsion to outdo itself over and over
These slogans of positive achievement create a society of self-exploitation, which is all good for capital until the obedient little narcissist exploits itself too much and finally burns out.
(From Thus Spoke Zarathustra)
“All of you who are in love with hectic work and whatever is fast, new, strange—you find it hard to bear yourselves, your diligence is escape and the will to forget yourself...”
This is what Nietzsche called “The Last Man”