the lives of others

Daedalus: The "Impossible" Romance and PostSecret are two good examples of online glimpses into the lives of others. it's kind of another form of blogging, slightly more anonymous, because it's someone retelling the story of someone else.. people seem to be even more free. And, when it's pre-digested for actual interesting content, it makes it palatable.. anyways i think almost everyone has a built-in voyeur and at their heart, it is where everyone gets their story addiction.

I read an article not long ago, about how our brains reward exposing ourselves to new information and/or ideas with releases of natural morphine. Something similar must happen when we hear/read/see intimate details of other people's lives... Otherwise gossiping wouldn't be such a natural /rewarding inclination. Anyways, just a thought.


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