When man looks back on the great thinkers of our time, what names will have made a lasting impression? Stephen Hawking? Noam Chomsky? Gore Vidal? No, it will be Justin Bieber. Even if one were to ignore the pop star’s thought-provoking lyrics like “Swag, swag, swag on you / Chillin’ by the fire while we eating fondue,” the Biebs would still be remembered for the profound and inspiring captions from his Instagram feed, specifically those from 2012. Take, for example, the juxtaposition of the phrase “U see half of me,” below a selfie of Bieber that shows only half of his face. (Let your mind mull that one over for a good 20 minutes!)
It was tough to narrow down these nuggets of wisdom from this modern-day Sartre, but we managed to whittle it down to a mere 15. So put on your reading glasses, a thick cardigan and grab a cup of tea. Then settle in for Justin Bieber’s “Deepest” Instagram Selfies of 2012.