Thursday, June 5, 2014


selfie (definition from Oxford Dictionaries)

Pronounciation: ˈsɛlfi

noun (plural selfies)

informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website

I see this "word" everywhere. On the web, on T-shirts, as the name of a movie etc....
And then I ask myself: has our society been reduced to (usually) bad pictures of ourselves? Why is there no "us" anymore? Why don't we  live more in the community rather than in the individuality? Have we lost our ability of being part of something? Do we really have to stand out? And act so narcissistic about it?

I still grab my normal camera (not that of the phone) and try to capture the beauty of the moments and the people around me. If I go to visit a new place, I try to take the time and breathe it all in, to keep the memory alive, to capture the smell and the flavour, I don't just take out my phone and snap a picture of myself next to x, y, z... Because,...I do know how I look like. I see myself every day in the mirror. And so do my friends. And I know how they look as well. But, even if you realize it now or not, the smell and the flavours stay in the normal pictures, not in the selfies. I will always know how I felt when I saw the Atlantic Ocean one day last year, how the sun was shining and the waves were hitting against the cliffs. I will always relive that moment when I see the pictures I took that day. But I will never know how I felt and what day it was, when I look at a selfie.

Keep your true memories real!

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