Soooo I’m late to the party, but is it just me or is it that every time I log onto Facebook someone is nominating me to do something? The pour ice cubes on your head, the down a pint of utter nonsense, the I’m wearing no makeup but actually am wearing makeup selfie (don’t get me started on selfies)… AND now the latest being share your first profile picture…
Whhhhhy do people keep trying to make me do things???
These impulsive group fads always make me think of a bizarre event that happened at school, many moons ago. The fad was called something like ‘100 scratches’, it was all the rage and if you didn’t do it you risked unpopularity of the highest accord! The basic premise was that you had to scratch the bridge of your nose 100 times… Okay so let me say straight away that I didn’t do it and yes I was considered a bit of a loser at the time. At the time the teacher dragged me (and my best matey who I saved from the heathens) to the front of the class and proclaimed that I was the only kid in the class with an ounce of sense. That didn’t help my popularity either, but did help me feel a little better as I was beginning to feel like the last sane person alive! Needless to say my whole class looked like utter numpties, but nevertheless wore there scarred noses with pride for a good few months.
Getting back to the point, I can think of so many reasons not to involve myself in these ridiculous Facebook nominations. Honestly I can’t think of any reasons why I would want to partake in these social media fads; Whatever happened to individuality? I don’t buy into the complete armour-plated argument winner; ‘but its for a good cause’… okaaay so what you’d jump off a cliff for charity? Poke your eyes out? I mean, wheres the line people?
The final word of warning is that this culture is in its nature a very very narcissistic act; read up on the greek myth of Narcissus, it didn’t end well… I guess the modern adaptation would be to walk into traffic whilst taking a selfie!
Right I’m off to cover myself in cellophane and margarine now… why you ask? Well all the cool kids are doing it! I’ll make sure everyone sees pics of what I’ve done, otherwise whats the point?
If a tree falls in the forest, but no-one is there to take a selfie next to it, does it make a sound?