You either love or hate the selfie. Some can’t stop taking them, others believe they’ll cause the inevitable downfall of Thailand. Is there any truth to the notion that selfies are bad?
According to this awesome, informative program, human beings are always being affected by the want of super-normal stimuli. We have this idea of perfected self-beauty that is inherit in each of us, and we all take some strides to become it. It’s a major reason why you shave, put on makeup or even put pants on in the morning. You want to present the best version of yourself to yourself, and the rest of the world, because it feels amazing to be thought of as amazing. The problem comes when you take your idea of perfection (whatever it may be) too seriously. Consistently taking an absurd numbers of selfies may be evidence of a possible mental disorder. Danny Bowman, a British 19 year old, would spend 10 hours a day taking up to 200 photos of himself, and attempted suicide when he felt he would never become his ideal version. This is an admittedly extreme case, but is a cautionary tale nevertheless.
We all should love ourselves, but be sure that you love truly you. Not an idea of ‘what you should be’.