Monday, January 16, 2017

Modern Obsession?

This is Day 11 of the 2017 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is Selfie NationPlease visit the other participants for more adventures.

What is a selfie? Some years ago I had to ask that same question when my niece mentioned selfies. She said that's when you take a picture of yourself with your cell phone camera. That's the way new words come into being. 

It seems we have become enamored with taking our own pictures. I will admit it is a good way to document your vacations and other adventures or be able to share photos of yourself when there is no one around to take your picture. 


I am usually taking the pictures which is fine since most of the time I don't like the way I look in photographs, especially at close range. Needless to say, I won't be posting any selfies here.


Yet there is the occasional instance like this one when I definitely wanted my picture taken. Obviously a selfie wouldn't work here since I had my hands full.




The downside of selfies is the obsession those of taking bunches of random self portraits or silly faces and sharing them with thousands of their closest friends via social media.  Selfies can also get to be hazardous when folks focus too much on getting the cool picture and not enough on what's going on around them.

The bottom line is I don't think taking selfies is bad unless it becomes an obsession, is disruptive, or poses a hazard to them or others around them.


And, because this is Monday, here is a selfie quote!

With the selfies, a photographer has finally found his place in a photograph.  Amit Kalantri

That is definitely a true statement!



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12 comments:

  1. I don't think selfies are bad either, it's just the overuse of them that worries me.

    have a lovely day.

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  2. Ha ha! I love that quote!

    I find that if I think I am having a good hair day or something and want to send a pic to a friend, I delete what I take immediately. The camera does NOT like me!

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    1. Even when I try to take one with the cat, I just end up deleting it. Ugh!

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  3. Hi Linda - wonderful photo - no wonder you wanted to keep a record. I can't stand selfies - and there's way too many around and completely unnecessary ... I avoid! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Fortunately I didn't have to try to do a selfie! ;)

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  4. I love your seflie quote so true.

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  5. You had your hands full indeed! What is that, a lizard?

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    1. That was a baby alligator. We had just taken an air boat ride in Florida.

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  6. You are brave to hold a baby alligator. I am assuming it still could bite.

    I also don't like photos of myself at all so selfies won't ever happen for me but if others get their kicks I don't have a problem. BUT as with anything it can be overdone.

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    1. Yes, he could bite, but he was muzzled with some tape. That was an awesome experience!

      I'm with you on the selfies!

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