Obsession With Self – Selfitis

People are getting addicted to taking multiple photos of oneself & posting them on social media.

Taylor Swift maintains her edge on Instagram in the frame after frame to the approval of her millions of followers.

Kim Kardashian has published “Selfish,” a bestselling book of her self-portraits

Helen Van Winkle, 90+ uses selfies to poke fun at life. “@baddiewinkle” plays beer pong or coyly poses in a red strapless, body-hugging dress & thigh-high boots

Junaid takes 200 selfies a day. It has become a habit

Danny Bowman loaded multiple selfies a day to become an obsession

Every day, people especially millennials, self-promote themselves. With editing software, it is to portray the ‘ideal’ self

And the likes gives them a dopamine boost getting addicted to the whole cycle

They all suffer from “Selfitis” a term coined to describe the cultural habit of taking an overabundance of photos of oneself & posting them on social media.

Junaid has had his teeth veneered, chin/cheek/jawline/ lip filled, botox under the eyes, tattooed eyebrows etc

When Danny was 16, he tried to take his own life. He would analyze his pictures for flaws – which he says he always found & the process became a “vicious cycle”.

Selfitis has been linked to narcissism & lack of consideration for other people.

And Selfitis has India too. Unfortunately, the maximum number of deaths arising out of selfies happen here.

Wonder what is social about social media! 

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