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Beware it might be your LAST SELFIE

Beware it might be your LAST SELFIE

Beware it might be your LAST SELFIE ……

Latest incident from Mumbai, Ritika (name changed) was taking a selfie near a river, she was so much involved in the selfie that now there is no one to take selfie, once flow came she went along.

mumbai bandra

Similar is the case with others…
Last rituals are even not spared , Rambabu (name changed ), whose relative died and he was there taking selfie with the dead body and posted it on FB.

last ritual selfie

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In July 2015, a Russian university graduate (21 years old) died after falling from a bridge while she was trying to take a memorable selfie next to Moscow city financial district.

selfie image

In 2014, a Russian amateur photographer (17 years old), climbed atop a railway bridge in Saint Petersburg and ended up losing her balance, falling to her death after taking a selfie.

Recently a group selfie taken of several Indian engineering students as they toured a nearby hydroelectric power project. Unfortunately soon after the picture was taken the river flooded due floodgates suddenly being opened at the plant, killing 24 students and one tour guide.

college group selfie

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These are some of the incidences which make us introspect on the Jolly picture of selfie. But what makes people so much addicted and appealed for selfie?

The appeal of selfies comes from how easy they are to create and share, and the control they give self-photographers over how they present themselves. Many selfies are intended to present a flattering image of the person, especially to friends whom the photographer expects to be supportive.
It is expected that the self photographer want to catch the moment for his memories ,but what we need to see is the other side of it.

Perhaps we are more interested in taking selfie than making ourselves aware of the surroundings. We meet our old Grandparents and post it on FB to show that we care for them to get more comments, we donate money at temple and take selfie to get more likes and likes. This has created a gulf between real world and the virtual world. Between what we are and what we pretend to be seen as. That is brave, sympathetic, caring blah blah…..everything what we are not.

Psychological studies conducted in 2015 among social media users suggest that there is a relationship between selfie-posting behaviors and narcissism (excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance). The link between number of selfies posted online and narcissism was stronger among men than women.

Selfies create privacy risks. Facebook is using face recognition technology and some experts argue that this is illegal. Selfies can cause an addiction and cause psychological disorders. Selfies can damage real relationships. Did you know that your real friends can end up disliking you when you post too many selfies? Selfies place too much emphasis on physical appearance. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could post photos of a person’s honesty, tolerance and kindness on Facebook?

Time has come when we need to come out of this virtual world –THE SELFIE WORLD and see THE REAL WORLD. Appreciate the beauty through our eyes ,feel the touch of the nature ,smell the fragrance of the Earth and do real care for our loved ones not for more share or likes and finally BE CAUTIOUS !

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