The Needy Self

Here’s a line from Ford’s recently published trend report: “In a world of hyper-self-expression, chronic public journaling and other forms of digital expression, consumers are creating a public self that may need validation even more than their authentic self.” (It’s a great line, but let’s not forgot which needy self just brought it to your attention.) The WSJ’s Tom Gara uses the new Apple ad and a few good lines from Louis C.K. to show that Ford just might be onto something.

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