The headline of this article might be a bit misleading. We are more curious about selfies than anything else — but stay with us.
Take a look at your News Feed on Facebook or scroll through Instagram and it’s not hard to see a selfie (or 50) staring you in the face. Chances are you are one of two people — the person posting those selfies or the person unfollowing said persons. Either way, this week we simply want you to think about the purpose of selfies.
If you’re the type of person that posts them, take a minute and think about why. Oftentimes when someone posts, they get a slew of comments and likes that reaffirms their decision to post in the first place. This is great, but why do we — as a culture — need that constant validation? If we are in positive, healthy relationships, wouldn’t we already be getting that elsewhere? And if we’re not, shouldn’t we be having serious conversations with our loved ones instead of asking our “friends” in the social media world to provide that?
Let’s create relationships that are secure within themselves and not in constant need of approval from the outside world. If you’re jogging and notice the leaves changing around you and want to snap a selfie to share, go for it. If you’re sitting in your bed, duck-faced and lonely, we encourage you to think twice.
We know people love selfies and we’re not naive in thinking that everyone that posts them is in need of attention…so if you’re a selfie-lover, tell us why below. We encourage your feedback!