The Troubling Menace of Selfie Obsession-Dear Ladies Be Yourself & Believe in Your Self

Everybody loves taking selfies. The craze of selfies has gotten so intense that everyone is trying to make a world record by taking the wildest selfie. Youngsters, especially girls love the attention they get on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where selfies act as key factor to increase popularity. People now don’t care where they are standing, what’s going on around them; they are just busy clicking selfies. Although there is nothing wrong with taking selfie but excess of everything is bad. The Troubling Menace of Selfie Obsession.

The selfie-takers show narcissistic behaviour than the non selfie-takers. Narcissists have an excessive need to be admired by others; they are quite self-obsessed and post slefies in order to get compliments to satisfy their egos. Youngsters are more and more indulging in taking selfies as it is considered the coolest thing these days; sometimes they even do not spare funerals.

The Troubling Menace of Selfie Obsession

Young girls love the attention they get on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where selfies act as key tool to increase popularity

The Thai Mental Health Department has warned that selfies obsession could have a negative effect on people’s lives and work. Camera light and electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones can also damage our skin, speed up ageing and promote wrinkles by constantly exposing the face to it.

The obsession with selfies has resulted in some unfortunate endings as well. At this point how can we ignore that recent tragic incident of Neelum Valley

Psychologists have added selfie obsession in the list of mental illness as well. They even say that people who continuously post selfies on social media may need help. The reason behind the selfie trend is just to seek approval and attention. Such behavior could lead to mental health problems, especially it can put a bump on self-confidence. It has also been observed that people who are obsessed with selfies, after sometime they start pointing out too much flaws on their face & in their overall personalities.

The obsession with selfies has resulted in some unfortunate endings as well. At this point how can we ignore that recent tragic incident of Neelum Valley? Total of twenty-six medical students gathered on the Jegran Bridge to click a selfie. The bridge was able to withstand the weight of only five people, but just for the sake of a selfie these tourist students ignored the warning sign and lost their lives and for what? A selfie. No doubt, it is heart wrenching, but this is not the only case. Selfie deaths occur all over the world.

Camera light and electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones can damage our skin, speed up ageing and promote wrinkles by constantly exposing the face to it

This year in February a 22-year-old woman died in Thailand when a train hit her while she tried to take a selfie with a moving train in the background near Samsen train station in Bangkok’s Phaya Thai district.

Selfie–culture has also increased the race among the mobile manufacturers to introduce mobile phones with high-resolution cameras

A 22 year-old woman and two girls aged 16 and 15 fell from a height of 10 meters when they were attempting to take a selfie on a bridge in Piauí, Northeast Brazil. Earlier this month a man in Nabarangpur, Odisha, India, attempted to click a selfie with a wounded bear and was mauled to death in the process.

The apps like Snapchat and Instagram have also played a major role in increasing selfie obsession, as it has introduced beauty filters which give perfect results when someone clicks a selfie with it.

New York surgeon reported that photoshopped magazine faces of celebrities have long been the inspiration for patients seeking out plastic surgery, but now the trend has changed and patients are asking to look like the Snapchat-filtered version of them

New York surgeon reported that photoshopped magazine faces of celebrities have long been the inspiration for patients seeking out plastic surgery, but now the trends have changed and patients are asking to look like the Snapchat-filtered version of them. Several Snapchat filters smooth out skin, make eyes bigger and the lips fuller. All of which fall in the line of today’s beauty standards. These Snapchat filters trends have also caused tension among the users, and they seem unsatisfied with their natural looks.

The selfie craze has not only impacted general consumers, but it has changed the business dynamics as well. This selfie–culture has increased the race among the mobile manufacturers to introduce mobile phones with high-resolution cameras. There are also some smartphones available in the market that carry higher megapixel front camera lens than rear camera.

Preserving memories by taking selfie is definitely fun when travelling or hanging out with friends but going overboard with it is not a sensible thing to do.

It is really sad that in order to preserve beautiful memories through pictures, people have forgot how to enjoy the real-life moments of their lives…!!!

According to a research which was conducted in 2015, more people died by taking selfies than by suffering from shark attacks. Moreover, it has also been reported that most of the selfie-related deaths were because of falling. It is really sad that in order to preserve beautiful memories through pictures, people have forgotten how to enjoy the real-life moments of their lives…!!!

Be yourself. Believe in yourself!

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