Selfie Narcissism

The last couple of weeks I have been noticing a certain behaviour on Instagram and its bothering me. I am not immune to the social media trend, in fact I am happily engaged, lol – one of the few times I am happy to go with the trend. However what I am noticing is particularly worrying and will be interesting and sad to see how it plays out on society.

A couple of the people I follow on Instagram are constantly “posing” for selfie shots as if the posts are going straight onto the cover of some famous fashion magazine. A lot of these people I am following happen to be good looking and it seems that they are obsessing with their appearance and showing it off to the public as some sort of wish fulfilment. In short I don’t really get it, but I can tell you I don’t like it. It feels contrived and self indulgent and it has forced me to unfollow many of these narcissists.

We live in a materialistic, hedonistic and increasingly narcissistic society, heaven help us for what kind of next generation we are breeding.