If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, the chances are you're exhausted, too. The Being-Really-Really-Interesting-All-The-Time syndrome has pushed out the debating, flirting, bitching, gossiping, and general chit-chat of old. Today, we just attempt to one-up each other with outlandish penchants and pastimes. Our ironic guilty pleasures and humble brags are all part of our Interesting vocabulary. And, we’re not just at it online. Vernon points out, “We do it at parties. We do it at work, and at brunch — we do it when falling into casual conversation with people we barely know.” Is anywhere sacred? It would seem not. Vernon’s Google search on “how to live a life more ordinary” brought up few results, which brings her (and us) to the conclusion that, if everyone else is doing it, “isn’t it the very opposite of interesting…?” (The Telegraph)
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