In the stories, Roman Fever, and Miss Brill, the authors created protagonists that valued what others thought of them, more than what they valued what they thought of themselves. And as a result, the protagonists acted in ways that caused them not to see themselves clearly. And consequently, as their insecurities grew, their behaviors became habits, and their values became real, and — in one way or another — eventually came to take on a life of their own. In real life, communities have become so large, that the act of communicating within in them has become surreal, and as a result, we flee to online communities, to say to what we could never say really. And consequently, the way others see us, is dependent upon how we see ourselves. And because we value being seen, more than what we value being seen for who we are, like Mrs. Slade and Miss Brill, we too don't see ourselves clearly. But instead, we see ourselves through the distortions of Instagram filters, and through the lenses of how we wish that others might view us. For many Americans, the first thing that they see in the morning is the blue light that emits from either Facebook or Twitter. So, like Mrs. Slade and Brill, we've made a habit of making sure that our insecurities will continue to have more control over us than we do. Similar to how Mrs. Slade's envy led to the creation of a person — this person being Barbara — our envy of each other has led to the creation of personas, these personas being the personalities that others view us as having after having viewed our social media accounts. But, to maintain these personas, we have to pretend to be something that we're not. So, like Miss Brill, with every day that we continue these habits, we compromise our character and grow a little bit closer to killing the person that we were the day before. Furthermore, because these communities exist online, every interaction is interconnected, and as a result, the manifestations of our insecurities have a potentially infinite amount of influence. And because the maintaining of our social lives is dependent upon how we act on social media, and that our acting on social media is what influences others to act on it also, when we become actors of our insecurities — unlike Miss Brill — we don't just kill ourselves, we kill each other.