I don’t do selfie.
I realized it when I noticed that I haven’t changed my Whatsapp picture for more than a year.
Suddenly feeling the unnecessary urgency, I quickly scrolled through 38,874 pictures on my iPhone (thanks to the $2.99/month storage fee). I search by my name (thanks to Face Recognition feature) and I learned that:
- Most of my pictures have been taken by Fafa.
- My selfies, the few and far between, were taken during mask-Thursday dates with my friends.
- The rest were duck-face selfies that I am not particularly proud of.
I wonder why I don’t immerse myself in selfie culture?
Do I think I am not pretty enough? Do I think I don’t belong to the selfie-generation? Or worse, that I have self-actualized to selfie.
I think it’s just firstly I rather do other wasteful stuff. Including reading other people’s blogs and watching The Office rerun instead of taking a selfie.
Also, taking a good selfie requires time and concentration and I don’t have much of that.
Lastly, since I haven’t done many selfies, my selfie game has been way behind my friends. And that stopped me from “practicing”.
I rather smile at someone else or their camera than to smile at my own camera tilted with a 90-degree angle.
I wonder whether the selfie culture will die down one day?
I wonder about the effect on me but again it feels like selfie and I exist in parallel worlds.
I see it and it sees me, but we don’t want to see each other through the pixelated camera hole.
Do I regret not knowing how to selfie sooner? No, I guess. I don’t see the benefit of it for me.