So, my selfie diet is now officially over.
Who would have thought that a “selfie fast” would be a problem for a 40 something-year-old like me.
“Selfies” have become such a huge part of our part of pop culture.
You know I’m right.
If you have a Facebook page or a Twitter account. You’ve seen countless -rather intelligent -people randomly snapping photos of themselves at any given moment – in the car, in their kitchens, at work, on their stairs, on their porches, in restaurants. The list goes on and on.
After a while it is almost comical. I was chief amongst them. 🙂
What motivates us to take pictures of ourselves all the time? Is it that we think of ourselves way too often? Is it that we are consumed by what we look like? Are we seeking “likes” or approval from others? Is it because we are shameless exhibitionists?
I don’t know. But, selfies are fun. But, all things in moderation-not too much or too little of anything. Yeah. That’s the best way. Still, I don’t know why we, especially Christians, have become a generation of selfie takers. Maybe, it doesn’t matter. Maybe God doesn’t like it. Maybe He doesn’t care. Again, I dunno.
What I do know, is most all of us is entirely too self-absorbed.
Selfies are not sin, yet any constant thought (or concentration) of oneself is nothing more than selfishness. Of that sin, we must all be careful.
Back to my “diet”.
This was a fun experience for me. I dare you to try it for 30 days. No pictures of yourself in that hot new outfit. No pictures of your great new hairstyle or your awesome makeup “look of the day”. Nothing.
Let me know if you try it.