Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

There was a time…  §

…when people didn’t want to be cliché. I remember how young folks and twenty-somethings used to say this when I was coming up.

“So long as I don’t end up a cliché, you know.”

“I know, but I just don’t want to become a cliché.”

Funny how social media has made just the opposite impulse happen. Everyone is dying to be a cliché, and to show it off. They love memes made about them that encapsulate their entire emotional universe in two lines, and then they love to share them. They see them come down the pipe by the dozens and it delights them; then they pass them on, sure it will delight someone else.

The human cliché rules the day in the world of social media.