Today I wanted to kill two birds with one stone. Recommend an awesome person and talk about Selfies.
There’s a lot of controversy about selfies. Some people think it’s vain and don’t understand why they exist. Others think it’s a natural expression of life.
This taps into a greater societal conditioning that has told us two contradicting things:
- You’re not handsome/pretty or special. Get over yourself or people will think you’re self-involved.
- If you want to be happy you must buy this product that will make you handsome/pretty so that people will like you
So when we see someone constantly posting their face all over their social media we react by rolling our eyes. What we should be doing is encouraging people to find what they like about themselves. Selfies can be a road to self-esteem.
I for one am all for people having more self-esteem.
Laci Green has a video that explains this way better:
Laci Green is an educator, councillor, youtube host, and an advocate of sex education.
One of the great things about Laci is her ability to express complex and often awkward concepts around sex, in a clear and entertaining fashion.
I honestly wish that she’d been around when I was first learning about sexuality.
What’s your stance on Selfies?