The weekend begins and my mind is set free for the next couple of days…..time to reflect on the larger problems in life…..first, what about this “selfie” craze?
This fad has spread through the internet like a fast moving cancer…….the “selfie”…..the taking of a photo of one’s self with whatever is near at the time….a monument, a person, a pet…..whatever is near.
It seems everyone is participating in this fad….from common folk to actors to politicians to athletes….even the prez has embraced the fad…….everyone is doing 5the “selfie”…..
We humans seem to have this obsession to document ourselves at every moment of our lives and then share it on whatever social media is handy…
Personally, I do not see the need to post my daily experiences…..of course that could be because I am an old fart….but still the necessity escapes me.
There are, believe it or not, when stopping to record a moment in life may not be in the best interests of the person……
While putting yourself in the way of stampeding bulls is considered a matter of personal choice at Pamplona’s annual festival, authorities say slowing down for a selfie while doing so is just plain stupid. A runner who was filmed trying to get a photo of himself inches ahead of the bulls at this year’s festival could face a fine of $4,100 under a new law banning runners from using recording devices, reports the Guardian. A picture of the man has been circulated with the hashtag #Eltonmóvil—”the idiot with the mobile”—and commentators have sharply criticized him for putting other runners in danger.
The selfie-snapping runner was filmed by Spanish network TVE, which has been criticized itself for urging participants to send their best selfies in for a prize, reports the Local. “Be careful, we didn’t quite mean that,” the network tweeted after the man’s photo surfaced. The festival wraps up today and so far, four Spaniards have been gored and one American: the co-author of How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona.
Maybe a little common sense would be advised before stopping for that all important “selfie”