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Selfies

 

When you hold out your phone, log on your Wechat, and refresh your Moments. What would you see? Selfies, selfies and always selfies, I guess. It is hard for us to walk on the street without witnessing someone taking a selfie.

 

 The compulsion to take selfies is a new development in society. At the very beginning, people take selfies mostly just to avoid relying on strangers to snap the perfect pictures for them.

 

Things changed, however, when people started to post their picture on social media, where they can easily see how many people have liked it and who are they. Some people even hold their phones all the time and keep hitting “refresh” frequently to check the “likes” and “comments”.

 

 So, we can say people take selfies in essence to seek validation. When you are traveling, you can take a sefies with the good scenery to show the worth seeing spot; when you are gathering with your old friends, you can take a sefie to express your much missing; when you receive a gift, like a bag,  you can take a sefie with this lovely stuff to share your appreciation. Situations like these happened to almost every one of us in our daily life, and become completely a normal phenomenon.

 

But there are still some other people to whom sefies have become a tool of show-offs, which is a kind of excessive validation. They tend to post their pictures several times a day on the media with captions like “Good morning”, “Good afternoon”, or “Good night”. In fact, they just mean to show their pretty faces and get appreciation from you. Also, some others are obsessed with posting the selfies with their sweet boyfriend or girlfriend when they are eating, hugging, or kissing. undoubtedly annoys me the most.

 

Worse still are a small group of  people who even go to extreme for seeking the twisted validation, such as one exported from Russia called “skywalking”. It entails “standing or walking atop very tall structures at dangerous heights, such as the rooftop of a skyscraper building or a bridge”. Provided the taker of the selfie does not slip, he or she may be rewarded with hundreds of “likes” on social media. But not everyone is a lucky dog.

 

Now, you see. Never underestimate the practice of taking selfies ,because to a certain extent, it has something to do with your world view. It matters that it’s you who take control of selfies but are not in control of the selfies.

Written by Sharon(罗晓婷);

2015 English Class 4;

                                                              Edited by Grace (杜明惠).

 

 

 
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