Posting Selfies

I used to hate selfies.  People posting their pictures with a “look at me” attitude.  Those people are selfish, self-centered, and narcissistic. 

As is so often the case, there is a flip side to everything.  Often, the posting of selfies is from people who are inviting me into their life.  They are not self-centered; they want people to be included in their family and world.  Their desire is for connecting with others, and we are not there to join them in person.  Each post is a plea for a deeper personal connection than we can achieve in casual conversation.  

So when you are scrolling through your social media feed, there will be times you will encounter people who have an overblown ego.  You will also see people who are longing for and offering a connecting point to their lives.  You can either respond by saying, “get over yourself” or by saying, “thanks for inviting me.” 

One of those statements will make you angry, and another will make you friends. 

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