Check the internet, M'boy. The whole slap dang thing is full of self-posed (self-possessed?), self-taken images of people. While not new, smart phones have made selfies the norm, for the most part due to their portability, large memory storage for tons of pics, and that snazzy little button that allows you to see the picture you are taking of yourself.
Some will argue that selfies will be the downfall of human society. People are becoming more and more narcissistic, selfishly subjecting the world to their comings and goings, and some are even walking off cliffs while posting "YOLO!" attached to a photo of themselves. By the way, YOLO means "you only live once." Please dont ever utter this, son. I will wash your mouth out with soap. I don't really have an opinion either way as to whether or not selfies will ruin humanity, so that's neither here nor there, and the point of this post is not to condone or condemn society's love for itself, but to admit that I have taken a few myself. And I am thankful for them. This thankfulness is new-found, and here's why:
|Photo #1 - yes, that's baby me|
I'm sure in your teenage years, you will roll your eyes, pout and begrudgingly pose with me for a snapshot. But keep this in mind, Bear - one day, the ones we love will only be around in photos. Smile for the dang camera.
Cheese, and I LOVE YOU!