Did Selfies turn society more narcissistic? Taking pictures of ourselves, all the time, every day, five, ten, hundred. I wonder sometimes, but when you think about it, people have always been a little self-obsessed. Back in the days aristocrats had giant paintings of themselves and of course, most of them were really flattering and fake in way. And it’s the same with selfie angles and filters. So is that a bad thing? Or a new thing? I really don’t think so, maybe it gained a bit in quantity, but in general “selfies” or what ever you want to call a portrait, be it photo or painting of yourself, are something that has been ther forever.
After all even people in the stone age made those paintings of themselves hunting animals or doing heroic stuff in general. Of course, sometimes the selfie obsession does get out of hand, but in general I think it’s actually a good thing as well. Especially on Instagram (at least in the Vintage/Pinup Scene) body positivity and kindness is quite a huge part, so selfies are also a sign of self love, and not necessarily an obsessive one. Also why is being contend with yourself always considered a bad thing? After all, most of us do have one complex or two. And we could really need some appreciation of ourselves.
Why do we always bother to find the bad about everything? Especially about ourselves and technology? Why not appreciate the fact that we can take a quick picture on a really good day? I think we should when we feel like it and if we have to take fifty pics to catch that amazing makeup or how the light reflects in our eyes that day – why not? Take a selfie if you want to and cherish the things you like about yourself instead of bashing the ones you don’t like.
Dress – handmade | Flowers (Crown and Clips) – claire’s | Necklace – gift by a friend | Shoes – amazon | Lipstick – wet’n’wild in 907C Mauve Outta Here