Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Wages Of Narcissism

are death sometimes:

A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.

 The article titled Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic first gives the readers several examples of self-inflicted deaths and injuries and then proceeds to claim that it's not really narcissism, but evolutionary developed behaviour which is "part of our very DNA". 

I can still remember the times when attention wh*ring was considered nearly as bad as the real thing and thoroughly discouraged in children starting at the young age. Funny thing is that the article suggests a nearly similar solution (taking selfies should be discouraged) with tech companies doing the policing.

 I'm not really sure they will succeed since the problem appears to be more spiritual that technological. But that's just me...


  1. Housewife OutdoorsApril 23, 2019 at 5:18 AM

    I find it weird that even women my age (40) take constantly selfies. Even if they are not that amazing looking. I know one woman, who is fun and smart and everything but for some strange reason she has to take a selfie at least once a day. Always the same facial expression, always the same pose.

    I am starting to question the whole idea of social media. It is nothinb but ego-wanking, pardon my language.

  2. People used to have creative hobbies like drawing, playing a musical instrument, doing crafts or simply reading books. Now it's just fingering their phones, pardon my French. Social media is cancer...but...don't forget that it started with the TV though you can still knit while watching, in some cases.