The Selfie

I know. This is the type of “photography” that older generations associate with Millennials’ constant need to satisfy the ego (and granted, some people need Hamilton tow trucks to haul their ego around … but they’re not all Millennials); it’s perceived as the ultimate act of vanity, as you take a picture of yourself, and post it on Facebook or Instagram or whatever, so that your friends can “like” it, and tell you how beautiful your are, etc, etc. And other generations think that that is weak and pathetic and selfish. And maybe it is, a bit. I’m not a big selfie-taker myself (although I do have a very soft spot in my hear for Snapchat and its filters). However, I think it’s important to talk about this phenomenon as an indicator of how this generation feels in society, and how  technology and expectations oh beauty have come together to create this trend.

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