However, there’s so much negativity associated with selfie photos. At one point, it was even qualified as a sin. I think selfie is not entirely vanity. I see it’s just a manifestation of self-confidence. A way to accept who you are.
Here are the reasons why I think it’s okay to take selfies:
1. It’s a good way to overcome camera shyness.
Decades ago, before digital cameras existed, I was the ultimate camera shy. I used to be uncomfortable and akward during photo sessions. I have a number of photos that I wouldn’t dare posting online.
But as phones with camera became popular, I had no other choice but to love posing in front of the camera.
And one thing that helped me out is taking selfies.
Constantly seeing my photos allowed me to get used to the idea of taking photos. In addition, selfies allowed me to practice which angle of my face looks best.
Recently, some of my blogger friends labeled me as the “selfie girl” because I’m always spotted taking a selfie. Most times though I’m just using my front camera as a mirror (which kinda looks like I’m taking a selfie). 🙂
If you want to practice taking selfies, here are awesome tips from Michelle Phan:
2. It’s a reminder of your I-feel-good moment.
There are bad hair days, but there are also times when you feel good about yourself.
In times like this, I usually like to snap a selfie so I can remember that moment when I felt and looked good.
3. A smile can be contagious.
If you genuinely smile and show you are happy in your selfies, I think it radiates a certain positive energy, which can in turn make other people happy as well.
Maybe it’s just me, but I like seeing photos of my friends’ selfies showing how happy they are with what they’re doing.
So, don’t feel guilty about posting selfies. If you’re happy, show the world. If people don’t like it, they can always ignore it.
As the term suggests, taking a selfie is not to please the world, you’re taking it for yourself.
If you’re not taking a selfie in weird situations (like there’s a fire in the background) and if you feel great about yourself, then go ahead hit the shutter button and take that damn selfie. 🙂
Where do you stand on this selfie issue?
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