I’ve often wondered at the rate people post selfies on social media. I even know a lady on blackberry messenger who uses nothing but selfies on her display pictures and these are mostly taken from hotel room toilets. I secretly nicknamed her “Toilet Duck.” God forgives me. But let’s face it. People take selfies so much even merchants take advantage of it by pushing out Selfies Sticks thus encouraging more selfies.
Practically all phone manufacturers don’t deem it complete till they put a front facing camera on their phones. Even camera makers have joined in and now placing a front facing screen on their compact cameras. This selfies practice is taking on an Epidemic proportion.
The question on my mind has been: Is this not a thing bringing out our egoistic self? Is it completely normal especially when taken to the extreme?
Now it has been confirmed by the American Psychiatric Association APA that Selfies is indeed a mental ailment. And they went further sub-dividing the condition into three categories.
a) Borderline Selfies
a) Acute Selfies
c) Chronic Selfies
So from the quote above it looks like many people would definitely need a visit or two to the psychiatrist.
It is a serious issue and I understand camera makers like Apple, Samsung etc are seriously considering removal of the front facing camera.
The above quote is also completely FALSE
All these false news originated from www.adobochronicles.com a Phillipines based news blog specializing on sensational news.
So if you get any sensational news, confirm first by finding out more on the topic before spreading the news. Google search is your friend and you can’t go wrong with Google.
True these news are false, but they are actually based on genuine concerns. The Selfies phenomenon is truly becoming epidemic. And I may not be wrong in saying it brings out the egoistic tendencies in us when taken to the extreme. It could even be a sign of inner insecurity in some individuals (like my “Miss Toilet Duck”). But while too much of everything is bad, who wouldn’t want to take that once in a lifetime Selfie with President Barack Obama or a Selfie with NASA space shuttle in the background.
Well guys, what do you say on this issue?
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