“But first, let me take a selfie.”
I love pretty pictures just as much as the next person, but at some point, constant photo snapping and posting (especially of selfies) becomes obsessive, exhibitionist, and above all, narcissistic. At times, it can also be grossly inappropriate, offensive, and disrespectful.
Let’s consult some wise-minds on the topic, shall we?
“Past generations had their struggle with variations of egotism and narcissism, but I think today we are giving them serious competition. Is it any coincidence that the Oxford Dictionary recently proclaimed “selfie” as the word of the year?”
-Dieter Uchtdorf (read here!)
“She thinks I can’t see the smile that she’s faking
when she poses for pictures….”
“You can take pictures of your face all day long, but nobody cares. Nobody wants to see it. I know you want them to want to. You want everyone to care because you’re you, and that’s your face, and the very you-ness of you ought to be of great concern to everyone in the universe — but it’s not. It isn’t. You have people in your life who care about you, who know you, who love you and want you to be happy, but they especially don’t care about your selfies….If we pulled the cameras away from our faces, we’d be able to find meaning in things.”
Matt Walsh (that one was harsh, huh?)
When is enough enough?
What do ya’ll think?
PS: I don’t hate all selfies, and I’ve taken and posted some myself.
Let me call myself out before you do.