One thing that people around the world are doing (irrespective of their age or gender) is clicking selfie. Thanks to this craze of clicking selfies, we have become the ‘selfie generation’. People’s attitudes suggest, if you don’t know what a selfie is, you don’t belong here. So for those people who ‘don’t belong here’, a selfie means clicking a picture of ourselves. Earlier, people would request somebody to take a picture of them, but now you’ve got to help yourself. No matter where you go, you’ll find people clicking a ‘selfie’. So that’s why we decided to figure out the heights of selfie obsession. Read on to find out…
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Picture replaced by selfie
The selfie generation has got used to the urban phenomenon – taking pictures of themselves and posting it on social media. We don’t even call it a picture anymore! So, a phrase like “Hey, let’s click a picture” has turned into “Hey, let’s take a selfie”.
Selfie is everywhere
It doesn’t matter where you are, you must click a selfie and post it to your social media so that your friends know where you are and what exactly you are doing. Whether you are in the bathroom or are travelling in Mumbai Metro, a selfie has become a must – to either capture your “I’m looking so wow” look, or to capture your moment in the recently inaugurated fancy mode of transport!
Selfie gadgets are the new rage
Considering the need to click a selfie is at an all time high, manufacturers have come up with many gadgets that help us take better selfies with ease. There are selfie sticks and Bluetooth gadgets that pair with the camera and take perfect selfies, background and all. In fact, now several brands have started promoting their mobile phones as having the perfect camera for selfies.
Bollywood stars hooked onto to the trend
Our very own Bollywood stars are also addicted to taking selfies. Begum Kareena Kapoor Khan is famous for her selfie-obsession and she is seen taking selfies in various TVCs and also on the sets of her films. And how can we forget the oh-so-popular IIFA selfie that had so many stars in just one frame!
Obsession or feel good factor?
It’s a constant tussle between to click or not to click, because various debates have arisen due to differences of opinion between the selfie-hating and the selfie-loving people. One party debates that clicking selfies and aggressively posting them on social media can alienate friends and family; but the other party reasons, clicking photos to document them is not a big deal. If one is wearing new clothes or makeup it’s only obvious that you’d want to click a selfie and save it. It’s a matter of self-gratification or feel-good factor.
People may keep on debating about whether the selfie rage is good thing or not; but one thing is for sure, selfies have made us rather lonely. It seems like people all over the world have become oblivious of the presence of others around them, and are busy in self-gratification and narcissism thanks to the selfie-obsession.