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  • Sephtis
    +11

    Selfies in general...

    :|

    Rampant Narcissism.

    • skully
      +4

      OK, so there are lots of bad selfies. We can all agree to roll our eyes at the 15 year old girl who takes 20 a day.

      But for the rest of us? There's something special about a selfie, especially a group selfie. When you go on vacation or to some event you can show off a photo, and everyone who is involved in the photo is also in the photo. Think about how unique that is. Normally there is one person who has to be apart, to be separate from everyone else, for a photo to get taken. But a selfie removes that limitation, and lets everyone be part of the moment that will be preserved and remembered forever.

    • redalastor
      +4

      That's why I love the French name for it, egoportrait.

      • Sephtis
        +1

        Haha, that's amusing. I assume that's a direct translation?

        • redalastor (edited 5 years ago)
          +5

          It's not a translation, it's the French word for it.

          The translation is selfie. :-P

          Edit: Dictionnary page : http://www.granddictionnaire.com/ficheOqlf.aspx?Id_Fiche=26527058

          "Autoportrait photographique fait à bout de bras, la plupart du temps avec un téléphone intelligent, un appareil photo numérique ou une tablette, généralement dans le but de le publier sur un réseau social. "

          Translation :

          Photo selfportrait done at arm length, most of the time with a smartphone, a digital camera, or a tablet. Usually for the purpose of publishing on a social network.

          • Sephtis
            +1

            That is actually hilarious lol.

            Gj French language :D

    • Psychotropic
      +4

      I tried to do a selfie once. I got too embarrassed and took it down immediately. I really don't know how they do it.

    • oystein
      +4

      Duckfaces. Oh God.

    • bodaciouskeanu
      +2

      This isn't true for everyone (so no, holy rampant generalizations batman! haha) but for some people it's important for their self-esteem to be able to take pictures of themselves that they like. Personally, at a heavier weight body image and self-esteem is a fragile thing and until I got comfortable with taking selfies occasionally it was a lot harder to hold onto positive thinking. There are plenty of narcissists and duck faces out there in the mix too, but it's not all bad at the end of the day.

      • Sephtis
        +2

        I personally think it's unhealthy to care too much about what others think about me so I mostly shun things like selfies and mark them as pointless.

        But I guess to some it is useful.

        • bodaciouskeanu
          +2

          Yes logically it's ideal to not care what other people think but that's not how social anxiety and eating disorders tend to work. I just try to take the approach of let people do their own thing unless it harms others ✌