Podcast 3/52 – Selfie anyone?

In this age of selfies, wefies. selfie sticks and the likes, it might be refreshing to listen to this gem from the RSA Events on From the self to the selfie. I listened to this podcast 3-4 months ago. I truly enjoyed the historical backdrop that gave me some new angles to consider while reflecting upon the whole notion of self-love. Simon Blackburn has written a book called Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love that I’m curious about, after having listened to this talk.

selfiesAnd as I opened Boldomatic to create an image for this blog post (considering ”From the self to the selfie”) this is what’s at the top of my feed.

A world

with a little
less selfies

and a little
more selfless.

Well. What to say other than that I’m hoping more people will listen to this podcast (and don’t miss out on the Q&A starting about half way in, as often is the case, that part is often extra interesting to listen to). If nothing else, because I think it’s too easy a route to take to ”blame the selfies”, judging them and the habit of taking them as being egotistical and self-centered. Without taking into consideration the intent behind it, there’s no way for me to know. And I prefer to avoid unnecessary generalizations, if I can.

What’s your take on selfies? Do you take and post them yourself?
Are there too many of them? Are selfies wrong/bad/evil? What do they tell you about the person posting it?

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