Have We Met Before? Doppelgangers Caught On Camera
by Serri Graslie
January 29, 2013
a symptom of the modern world we live in — where, despite our connections through social media, we can feel more alone than ever.
BRUNELLE: you would be surprised how many people on this planet are looking for their doppelganger. And the most interesting example, would be the Chinese people. I’ve got many emails over the years from Chinese people who are asking me, could you please find my lookalike, please, so I can have something to relate to? And some of them write from Beijing, China. So…
BLOCK: What do you think that says?
BRUNELLE: Well, I think that we live in a world where people are more alone than ever because we’re more in contact with people with Facebook and the smartphones and everything. But at the end of the day, you’re alone in your room and you’re thinking about your life, and it’s – you would like to have someone, to relate to, that could be your partner or your best friend. So someone who looks like you, at least you can share some of your misery
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