There seems to be a lot of talk about SELFIES these days. And when I say talk, I mean mostly…hate.
But for the seemingly harmless ones, why is there all of the sudden this liberty to shamelessly hate on selfie takers? What is it about selfies that makes people so damn angry?
Here’s why I don’t just mind selfies – I’m PRO selfie.
1. I wanna see yo’ face!
….plain and simple. I personally love seeing people’s faces rather than just their statuses, tweets, etc. Being able to visually connect with someone adds a relatability factor that nothing else can. And when I see someone’s selfie, I don’t think “wow, how narcissistic” – I want to encourage them for OWNING who they are.
(my friends Leah and Jessi – aren’t they beauts?)
2. in today’s age of social media, isn’t everything a “selfie?”
Think about it – every status, tweet, or Instagram is posted on your discretion – you get to decide what the world does or doesn’t see/learn about you. So in that sense, couldn’t the argument be made that every aspect of social media is just as narcissistic/self-serving as selfies? Sure, selfies are more in your face (literally), but I just think it’s lame for people who are on social media themselves to hate on selfies when they’re engaging in a form of “narcissism” too.
3. why care so much?
The act of dissing other people in any capacity is worse than the selfies themselves, in my opinion. I’d rather not take myself so seriously and post selfies than become pompous about something so frivolous.
I get it – social media has revealed a lot about society and culture that isn’t so pretty – the whole issue of narcissism probably being the main thing. But at the same time, this is the world we live in today. Instead of allowing it to affect us negatively, I think we should embrace social media as an opportunity to all have a voice and a story to share, and encourage each other in that.
So do me a favor – go ahead and find your angle, rock your best subtle duck face, and TAKE THAT SELFIE.
What do you think? Are you pro or anti selfie?