I think they are something quite mundane and boring that has just taken people by storm with cell phones being so prolific in our society. From what I read in the news it is getting a bit out of hand though. As long as it does not humiliate another person or affect another person negatively then to each is own I guess.
I don't like taking selfie, because I am not those handsome guy. Some people can be really mean to you if your selfie is shown to others. Therefore, I try to stay away from being discussed. I feel really bad sometimes, because it is nothing wrong with taking selfie, but some people like criticizing and judging others when they are taking selfie. I don't think it is stupid, it is just a way to feel your feelings to others.
I don't mind selfies as long as they are not obsessive. People tend to take pictures of themselves and post them every single day. It's not like they look any different then they did the day before. I just think people get so caught up in the adoration of others without even noticing it. I like to take pictures with my friends if we are at a party or something because I like to remember the great times I spend with my friends. I have taken selfies before, but they are few and far between.
"The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks."
and this one
"Chicago, Illinois – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along: taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder.
The APA made this classification during its annual board of directors meeting in Chicago. The disorder is called selfitis, and is defined as the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self and post them on social media as a way to make up for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy."
I think that says itall and I can not agree more. i can honestly say i have never taken a selfie
I have nothing against taking a few of them when you visit a nice place you've never been to before, but most of the "selfie-takers" I know take dozens of them even when they go for a coffee. I have experienced how ugly it is to, instead of starting a conversation, start taking selfies and asking people around you to capture a picture of you.