But, first let me take a selfie!!
Can this be true?
Redefining the social wave
The word "Selfie" went so viral that Oxford was compelled to take in the word in 2013. People are fanatic about sharing every moment of their lives with friends and family on social media. The priorities have changed so dramatically that keeping everything else aside, a status update, a picture upload has become an indispensable part of the routine. Where is this culture leading us to? Have we become so insensitive to emotions and empathy that values and ethics have totally gone out of place. The picture of this Sri Lankan man caught media's attention suddenly but this is not the first instance of such a nature.
Pace with the changing times
President Obama was surprisingly seen "selfying" himself at Nelson Mandela's funeral.We are so much so engrossed in keeping pace with the changing times that it gives absolutely no space to our conscience and moral principles. Initially only the youth found it important to be connected socially but today the scenario has taken a different face and anyone who owns a smartphone is active in one of the social networks.
Actually, these networking sites provide such an appropriate platform or profile to people that not only they want to bring forward their happy times but also do not want to go unnoticed when they are in a stroke of bad luck or misfortune. How do we analyse this behaviour or in other words a "social culture"? Is it because of the very fact that hiding behind screens and still getting noticed is easy rather than becoming popular by other ways? Or showcasing your personal life has become a way of life?
This viral wave cannot be called a scourge because of the loss of ethics and morals that we notice. We cannot even deny that there is a drift from the basic human nature(sensitivity) creating a vacuum inside wherein the soul and inner voice are quite apart.