Instagram might be the downfall of “status”.
Anybody can upload airbrushed selfies. Anybody can post pictures from the gym or from the new breakfast spot or from a stage at Lollapalooza.
If you can edit pictures and photoshop your life and make Everything Look Amazing and blah blah blah, then aggressively showing off your status to win approval no longer works.
Instagram and Snapchat have broken the metric of status.
Perhaps listening and learning will become more valuable than ever.
Sam Harris asked Yuval Noah Harari about how he is able as a professor of history to draw on biology and chemistry and sociology while writing