The word “selfie” officially entered the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, defined as a “photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” Oxford uses the word in this sentence: Occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary.
We here at the antiselfie.com agree. The selfie is cute once in a while, but gratuitous selfies don’t seem to serve a purpose other than to promote a culture of self-obsession and narcissism. We’re here to buck this growing tide of self-centeredness.
What’s an AntiSelfie, you may ask?
Imagine a brave new online world where, everyday, instead of posting a selfie-type picture or status update about:
-what you had for lunch, your trip to the store, your cute new outfit,
you trade just one of these postings for an anti-selfie such as,
- a story of kindness, an idea that could inspire others to do kind deeds in daily life, kind words for others who need some kindness in their lives. These are examples of “anti-selfies.” Got it?
We’ll start the ball rolling by posting an anti-selfie inspirational quote every day, and our thoughts about it. You guys come in and chime in with your own thoughts, ideas, feedback. Sort of like a discussion on how to make our world a kinder place.
Who knows where all this will lead? Maybe small and big acts of kindness that could change lives? Are we ambitious here at theantiselfie.com? You bet! It all starts with a thought–a kind thought! Even Buddha said so.
P.S. This is NOT about hating on selfie posters! This is about shifting from “me-ness” to kindness… :)
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