That’s the question I want you to ponder right now.
What if taking a selfie only made the world ignore you?
What if life is not all about you?
What if no one cares who you took a photo with?
And finally, how did we ever live without selfies before the front-facing camera got invented?
Instead of taking a selfie do this:
Try focusing on other people.
Try not to document every moment.
Try to think about life before selfies.
We all take selfies because that’s what we were told to do.
And that’s exactly why we need to question this habitual flaw that we’re now indulging in.
I have A/B tested selfies vs. no selfies.
The result? When I took photos of cool stuff like mountains in Japan and shared a profound thought, people liked that more than a selfie with my overly large head in it. I’ve done this test multiple times over the last few years.
The result is always the same. People are over you and your selfies.
It’s not about “I” it’s about “We.”
Sounds cliché, and that’s because most brilliant advice is.
Selfies have deluded us into thinking that life is about us and our big audacious goals. Where life will change for you is when you focus on the “We.”
Everything I write is for the audience I want to inspire. It’s not to show off or to share dumb selfies of me in a weak attempt to appear superior.
Selfies cause your followers to compare themselves to you.
And that’s not fair. If each of us tried to be the same, then society would be pretty dull.
“We don’t need a selfie to teach us how to copy each other and be jealous little so-and-sos who want to win a beauty pagan of nothingness”
You’re so much better than a selfie.
I believe you care about your followers so let’s stop drowning them in selfies. Selfies are proving nothing to no one. Selfies stop you from standing out in the crowd and inspiring others.
The time you spend “selfieing” could be used for…..
Enjoying this current moment and the breath you have in your lungs. One day that breath is going to stop and all that time selfieing won’t matter. You’re literally using up magical moments trying to take a hundred selfies that you filter and post, hoping for perfection.
Perfection is ugly.
“Right now, is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen if you’ll only stop selfieing and notice it”
Life before selfies….
Life was much the same. The selfie didn’t put us on Cloud 9 with a bunch of our fantasies and an unlimited amount of cash being shot up into the sky via an air cannon.
Life before selfies was fun.
We ate our food instead of looking at it with our phones and letting it get cold.
We had phenomenal conversations with our friends instead of taking endless, mindless selfies.
Life before selfies was not about one’s self.
You took photos of other people. Often, you took two photos max instead of fifty in a row.
I’d like you to imagine a life without selfies.
What does the selfie really mean to you and can you live without it?