What’s the craziest thing you’ve done before taking a selfie? Maybe checking your hair and making sure it looks good? Making sure you don’t have any food on your face? Making sure the lighting’s right? Having surgery to make sure you’ll look good in the first place? Wait, what?
Apparently, that second-to-last last sentence is becoming more and more common in today’s society where we’ve become obsessed with constantly taking pictures of ourselves and posting them to social media. It’s not simply good enough to post natural pictures of ourselves any longer – we have to go to extremes to make sure we look perfect. As if there was such a thing in the first place. I recently read about a woman in New York who had just gotten engaged and didn’t think her hands looked good enough to post selfies with her engagement ring.
So, instead of being excited and taking all kinds of pictures with her “rock”, she decided to visit the plastic surgeon first. She thought her hands were red and veiny, and paid upwards of $3,000 to get them looking the way she wanted. And she’s not the only one. The same doctor she visited says the practice is becoming more and more popular.
Does this seem absurd to anyone else? Has there ever been a time in history when we’ve been so concerned with how we look that we’re willing to go under the knife to get it just right? And the reasoning? So people we don’t really have any kind of relationship with (except online) can “ooh” and “ahh” and “like” our pictures? I don’t know – it seems a little narcissistic to me.
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