Why this dangerous fad for selfies?
Taking selfies and posting them on social networks has become a fashion. But why do people choose to click selfies in dangerous situations and risk their lives? What is the psychology behind selfies? Is it connected to narcissism? It is a topic that need to be discussed seriously. Please join in with your views and comments.
Last week, a young man in Bihar was trying to take a selfie with a poisonous snake. He had earlier requested a snake-charmer to hand over a snake for this purpose. Despite strong protest from the snake-charmer, the young man tried to take a selfie. However, just before clicking the camera of his mobile, the snake bit him on his hand. The man could not take the selfie. Instead, he had to be taken to a hospital. After 72 hours of ding-dong battle with death, the man somehow survived.
From a news-item, I have come to know that every year around sixty people die at the time of taking selfies in various dangerous manners/poses. I don't understand the mentality of these people. Do they think people will consider them heroes (and also heroines) if they click dangerous selfies? Isn't it a childish trend devoid of minimum common sense?
Why is this dangerous fad increasing day by day? How can this dangerous tendency be checked?