SELFIE here, selfie there, selfie everywhere. Have you tried this? Have you tried taking pictures in the bathroom, in front of the mirror, in bed when you are about to sleep, or just wherever you are?
Well, you belong to the selfie world. You love taking photos of you and you only stop, I guess, when there’s an earthquake. But if you still take pictures when the ground is shaking, I think that would be too much of a selfie.
Selfie is simply taking a picture of yourself, being vain all the time, being conscious about how you look. This can be annoying at times. It isn’t beneficial at all.
It doesn’t add to our knowledge and it doesn’t make us prettier; unless we edit and insist that we are. If you do not know how to edit, better get rid of your acnes and pimples first before taking selfies. People will surely judge you either way, whether you like it or not.
Let us not try to fit in always.
Teenagers nowadays are fond of taking selfies every now and then. They post it on Facebook, share it on Twitter and even on Instagram – as hashtag selfie. I think this will never disappear.
There are three types of selfies, unless you want to add more. First, the front selfie. It is what most women usually do and even some men, too. They pose in front of a camera and give their best smile or best expression as if they want to spread a message.
Next is the upper selfie. You lift the camera up and take a picture of yourself with your head up. Funny, isn’t it? Third is the side view selfie. Again, you take a picture of yourself on a side view angle.
If there are types, there are also kinds. It is when you pout your lips, do some wacky style, wear a serious face, or even those tongue out, mouth open and eye-twist. There are a lot more and I know only teenagers can relate to this. And surely only teenagers are interested with this.
I also take selfies but not too often. I don’t find it that interesting. Same poses, same faces. Well, for some reasons, selfie can be a way to deal with boredom. Its advantage is someone will recognize and appreciate you but the disadvantage is someone will also judge you. This is the problem you’ve got to deal with.
Is it better not to post a selfie? No. We all have that freedom to express and we need to be our self. (Maita Angeleth A. Rama)
Southern Notes are essays by students of Southpoint School in Ma-a, Davao City.