Corinne Matthis, 24, looks and acts like a regular millennial, with one major exception: crippling anxiety tied to media over-consumption and constant comparison with unattainable lifestyles and unrealistic expectations. "I'm not off the grid," she explained, "I just control how much information input I receive from the outside world. I read the newspaper every day, and call my friends from home. I have Netflix. I don't see what's so weird about this."
This blast from the past claims she gets along just fine using a landline and desktop computer for her one email account, but she seems kind of obsessed with the constant validation of "interpersonal relationships" and "face to face conversation". How does she even fall asleep without scrolling through the instagram discover feed until a blood vessel in her eye bursts? "A warm glass of milk," she claimed, explaining that electronics before bedtime disrupt the body's cycadian rhythm.
When asked how she documents her life, shares her memories, or remembers she's alive, Ms. Matthis said she uses a camera, like a camera that's just a camera, and keeps a daily journal. "Plus, I'm not limited to 150 characters," she joked, before we corrected her about the Twitter character limit. Although she claimed to "completely understand" what a meme is, we were skeptical than anyone so hopelessly out of touch with our world could ever understand the nuances of an annotated stock photo. Enjoy your fantasy world, Corinne!