selfie conflict

it’s hard, and i mean immensely difficult, harder than getting a cat to do what you want, hard being a self obsessive person who lacks confidence. yes, this is a confusing statement. and yes, it makes sense to me. you see, what i mean by this lays buried in the squares of my instagram, for amongst the woman crush wednesdays, throwback thursdays, and what i (and others) fondly hashtag as “catstagram”s, there lie a few hundred selfies. for those of you unfamiliar with the term (this is the internet, i doubt you’re unfamiliar with it, but just incase), Urban Dictionary defines the word selfie as: A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera. (among other definitions, this is, after all, Urban Dictionary). everyone who has ever partook in the taking of a selfie has had their own reasons for doing so. some to show off, others to be dumb on purpose, and others still in an attempt to hold firm what little self confidence they may have. i partake in selfie taking for the latter reason. and hey, it’s really helped. there is nothing better than getting likes on a picture of myself, especially if it’s a picture where i’m not wearing makeup and i’m looking incredibly bored with homework or something. basically, i am a self obsessed person with a low self esteem, but the self obsession is slowly balancing out the self esteem issues. and there’s no better feeling than not caring what i look like enough to share it with people i barely know on the internet. (it sounds creepy, i know. oh well.)

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