Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Narcissistic Advice of the Day

If you are looking to fall in love with a material possession and that material possession is not meeting your emotional and physical needs, then do not make your breakup public.

Hell hath no fury like a material possession scorned, especially if that product is made by Apple, and its many other narcissistic lovers have anything to say about it.

June 10, 2015
Why I’m Breaking Up With the Apple Watch

I wanted it to work. I wanted to fall in love, like so many of my friends. "It takes a while," they said. "Don't expect a coup de foudre. Let it build over time."


But here's the thing: The watch isn't actually a fashion accessory for the tech-happy. It's a tech accessory pretending to be a fashion accessory. I just couldn't fall for it.

From the comments:

Misleading title. Very bullish for Apple in that you get noticed in an impressed way if you wear an Apple Watch. Most people want that. - New Tech Investor

The gold $14,000 Apple Watch is currently the hottest luxury item in the world, esp in CHina. It does get you attentionj, admiration and shows you are not only successful but on the cutting edge of tech savvy. A gold Rolex just says "I'm old school and have money". - New Tech Investor

Of course, it's possible that New Tech Investor has fallen far deeper in love with the stock than the watch. Does the stock count as a material possession? Hard to say. Does he have the stock certificates in hand? Is one framed on his wall? In any event, one thing is clear. He's absolutely smitten.

Disclosure: I am typing this on an iPhone. I like the phone but our relationship is, at best, purely platonic. Neither of us seems willing to raise it to the next level. Why risk ruining a perfectly good friendship? ;)

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