The Selfie Bug


I am intrigued with the tech trends these days. Technology has revolutionized our planet. One of the most popular trends nowadays is the “selfie” culture. When, where, who and how it started does not interest me. I am baffled by the “pout”. What is the need or purpose of it? Why would one not want to look oneself?

In my opinion, this is nothing but narcissism. The latest mobile devices come equipped with everything to give you a perfect selfie as per your idea of perfection. Now, isn’t that amazing? But to me, it depicts loneliness. The joy of having someone take your picture can in no way be matched to taking your own picture. The former has memories attached and these memories may lead to a whole new journey of events and incidents. You may argue that selfies have memories too. For sure, they do. But who else would you think of but yourself? How much can this self-love be promoted? The craze for getting “likes” on the social media leaves me wondering. Those “likes” are “virtual likes”. Who are you trying to fool? Some people will just click the “like” button without even bothering to see the picture. Their sole purpose is to get return likes.

People take selfies and edit (photoshop) them before displaying it to others. Every time I see such a picture, I think, “This person is bored, and has too much time to do this.” There are ways to be productive. Appearances are deceptive. Love yourself for “who you are” and not for “how you look (appear)”. Love others genuinely.

I hope people are cured of the “selfie bug” soon. This cure shall enable us to have more social, productive and genuine people here.

Jasleen Chawla

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