There seems to be a world-wide preoccupation with selfies. Are we becoming a narcissistic planet? We are already have a tendency to be self-absorbed anyways, but social media has taken this absorption to whole new levels. It seems that the human urge to be recognized or appear significant has really been put on public display. The like button has become a measuring stick for our own popularity. We spend more time promoting ourselves than just being ourselves. Do we really need the entire planet to be able to see what we look like at any given moment? What if i don’t want people to see me and my friend posts our selfie? What happened to privacy anyways?
Now I’m all for posting the occasional selfie. What I’m talking about here are those individuals who post multiple pictures of themselves each day. They’re not posting pictures of what they’re doing or who they’re with, just pictures of themselves. It doesn’t appear that they have a reason for posting the picture other than looking at themselves and wanting others to do so too. Well, how about carrying around a mirror and stop wasting my time looking at you.