The only thing I hate more than a “selfie” is the mere person taking said “selfie.” The occasionally #SaturdaySelfie soon turns into a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday fiasco, leaving us mere mortals only one day to survive without seeing your face, but no worries there’s #TransformationTuesday so incase I forgot what you looked like 3 years ago I can see that…alongside another damn selfie.
As if anyone in their right mind cares what you look like when you “get up” in the morning or in the afternoon or at any point at any given time of the day. If I wanted to see your face I’d personally ask you for a picture, but wait you must’ve forgotten…I could care less. My personal favorite (as in most favorite to make fun of) “selfies” are of a girl with a shirt that is one inch too low, pushing out their lips, in a sense making a duck face, hair done and makeup done with the caption #nomakeup #sostressed #homework. Okay let’s get real you should be hastagging: desperate, looking for attention, I have low self-esteem, and I’m a goddamn idiot because I legitimately think people want to see me.
The next best “selfies” are the workout “selfies”/progress pictures. As if I care or anyone else cares that you lost 2 pounds in the past 3 weeks; I mean that’s awesome for you, congrats, but you are not the only person who works out, and most sane people don’t find the need to post “selfies” of their progress. I’m sorry you got fat your freshman year of college; you’re not the only one with self-control issues. Now that you’ve self-evaluated yourself the need to get healthy is a must, okay, but what is the point of showing the world you’re still pudgy belly and post it to the world? Hopefully working out doesn’t turn into a 4 week fad for you, because the only thing more embarrassing than a “selfie” progress pictures for a week is when your friends see you in a month and you’re 10 pounds heavier than you were in those pictures.
Real talk though, building up your self-esteem by taking a “selfie” and posting it to Facebook, Instagram, or SnapChatting it to the world will only make you feel better about yourself for a fleeting moment. You’ll feel only as good as the amount of “likes” you get for the photo, but the thing is, it is very unlikely that all of your friends will like your godforsaken “selfie.” I feel this allows you to establish the mind set that the amount of love you have for yourself is completely dependent upon the “likes” you get from other people, and you can only love yourself as much as others love you. Well guess what, not everyone is going to love you, like you, or think you’re the most gorgeous person in the world; that’s what makes the world go around. So next time you’re tempted to take a “selfie” I challenge you to look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are a beautiful person, and that you love yourself; save the rest of us from having to see the constant “selfies” in our newsfeeds, Please and Thank You!