In recent years, we have seen the surge of security cameras and cell phone cameras EVERYWHERE. Thank goodness these devices have not been around my entire life! I’ve had my share of hair and fashion disasters over the years! Oh my gravy! I can’t even imagine taking daily “selfies” like some people do today! There are enough bad pics of me from the past that have haunted me…..it makes me wonder how today’s youth (and some adults) will feel in a few years. Some of them have thousands of selfies and videos of themselves out there. Bad haircuts, clothing, makeup…..styles change……it WILL come back to haunt you! I promise.
I have never been one to like pictures of myself because I’m very critical of my looks. So the camera and I have stayed in the “just friends” zone. Being the youngest of 5 children, there are hardly any pictures of me…..let’s face it, my parents were tired of kids by the time I came along! I was not a novelty! I am in very few pics with my children because I was usually the one behind the camera. You will NEVER find me taking selfies with pouting/kissing/duck lips! I’m either not in love with myself that much, or I’m not that insecure. I’m not sure what drives people who do that. Either grow up, or get over yourselves. Just smile nicely and move on.
Pictures and videos are used for entertainment purposes. I get that. I enjoy looking at pictures, and seeing what people are up to. I like seeing vacation pics. I like seeing milestones being celebrated. I like seeing happy couples and families. I like seeing class and family reunion pictures. I even like the wild and embarrassing blasts from the past! It’s fun. But put the phones down, and stop making kissing faces at yourself! We’ve seen it. Believe me……you still look the same as you did 10 minutes ago.
With all of the security cameras everywhere we turn, aren’t we being photographed enough? Don’t we want some privacy? I don’t think the Kardashians are going to be calling any of us to join their “talented” (cough! cough!) show! If you want people to find your pics interesting, how about taking pics of yourself doing something good for humanity? There are plenty of photo ops you could take while volunteering at a school or animal shelter, or helping your church or community. Take a nature walk/hike, go fishing, create some art work, or show us your favorite hobby……sorry, but selfie taking doesn’t count!
Use the cameras for GOOD, not to satisfy your egos! Hollywood is NOT calling! Sheesh, people! Is there such as thing as rehab for selfie sickness?????