Thanks to a regular reader for sending me this remarkable link: an accomplished individual who wrote their own obituary.
I see this as a continuation of the desire to control how we present ourselves to the world. We may not choose privacy, but we do choose what we share and how.
Now that we are all in the business of spinning our own identities, does this mean we are less susceptible to the spin efforts of others, such as politicians?
[Extra credit: If you're up for a little self-analysis, try writing your own obituary. It's an interesting exercise in learning what you have actually valued in your life, and what you might like your personal future to hold.]