Do I think it has gotten out of hand, not really. Do I know anyone with more selfies than photos taken of them by other people? Yes, me.
Some of us don't have real life friends we see often. Other than my husband who is gone 10 hours a day, who would take a pic of me? I have about 10 photos from my childhood. So I want as many of myself as an adult as possible, same for my kids. I literally have thousands of photos of my children. I want them to remember it all!
I always find it funny when I hear people complain about what people post on their own social media pages. Why don't these people just unfollow, they don't have to unfriend, they can just unfollow. This will keep them from seeing the things they complain about.
Does taking a photo of ones self make them narcissist? Well, maybe if the person taking selfies has a way to be seen by the masses to boost their own personal already grandiose opinions.
Does it seem like everyone is seeking their 15 minutes of fame? Is this really connected to selfies? The internet is what is making so many seek their 15 minutes of fame. How many here on HP would love to go viral? Of course a large group of people want their 15 minutes of fame, since now that is a possibility for the masses thanks to technology. On top of that selfies for some is a good form of attention seeking for them. Like the thousands of young women who post pictures of themselves with quotes like "I look so horrible today" with half their body hanging out and three coats of makeup.
Remember everyone, some of us posting selfies have no one else to take photos, or have a reason behind it. I post about 3 a week on facebook, which is considerably less than I post of my children. Really though even if I posted 100, is it hurting anyone? If the answer is no I don't see why it would bother anyone.