In Roman mythology there is a story about Narcissus, a young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a water pond. Every time he reached out for his beautiful image it was disturbed by ripples in the water. Never able to fulfill his love, his heart broke and caused his death. At the riverbank where he was found a fragile flower had emerged. This flower is named Narcissus after the story, commonly known as Daffodil.
Today, we spend hours a day in front of computers and smartphones, not aware of the world passing by with its beauty and environmental challenges. We share feelings and experiences as they happen, and we believe it makes us feel alive and special. The computer becomes a mirror into which we transfer images, and it allows us to look at ourselves and edit the “reflection” in order to become “the desirable me”. Is this technology making the world a better place or is it making us more self-obsessed and narcissistic?