Almost everyone I know takes selfies. It can be just a quick shot so you can have a new profile pic or it can be a whole photo shoot where you carefully look at each photo before you finally choose one. I tend to do the latter and I’m not afraid to admit it. However, for every person who doesn’t see a problem with taking a selfie, there’s a person who thinks they’re ruining relationships or the world.
I can admit there are some cons. There are people who are getting plastic surgery to look better in selfies, which I find ridiculous. You can save your money by learning your angles, finding the best lighting and using filters.
There’s also the issue of being too obsessed with taking selfies. Some people are too focused on their phones and they don’t appreciate the moment. I can understand taking a bunch of pictures while waiting on someone else to get ready or for your pizza to finish baking. I totally get it, but if you spend a whole party, dinner or social event taking pictures of yourself, you miss out on jokes, news and all types of good times.
Now let’s get to the pros of taking selfies.
They can definitely boost your self-esteem. It feels great to think you look gorgeous, upload it and get several likes and compliments. Sometimes when I feel down, I go through Instagram and Facebook and read comments. There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little vanity from time to time. We all deserve to feel pretty or handsome every once in a while.
Looking back on a selfie can also bring back memories. Sometimes I take them before and after a trip. I like to remember the excitement I felt on the way there along with the sadness of leaving but knowing I had a good time. Even during the trip, a selfie with a landmark in the background is also a good way to keep a memory.
So don’t let people get you down about your mini-photo shoots. If you think you look great, go ahead and post that selfie! I’ll probably hit like. If you want, you can check out my selfies! Follow me on Instagram @kidkoni.