Since the evolution of man into an intelligent and thoughtful being, he has cherished himself. He has prized at the skills that he was able to develop, and how he was an evolved animal and better at several aspects than others. However, the early cave man never really knew what he looked like. There was no mirror; maybe the sea to see their reflection for those who were near it, and a polished stone for those higher up. He must have longed to see how he looked, as he started to know much, but didn't know himself.

Now, that deep evolutionary desire to see and know oneself has become the most accessible thing for the modern world. We have now started overdoing it, as it's so easy, and constantly spam social networks with our own pictures. We put it as the wallpaper of our phone, our computers and now "shelfies" for Gmail allows you a selfie email background.

When a cave man told his girlfriend that "you are the most beautiful creature in this galaxy", the cave woman immediately believed it and found profound happiness in it. She had never seen herself, but she received validation from someone whom she trusted. Today's cave woman believes so if you tell her so, but she also fights with reason.

Every person has done something in their life, something meaningful, to them and possibly others. Learning the piano, fixing the broken appliance, saying goodbye to someone, getting a promotion at work or fighting a disease. These are all meaningful and beautiful things and build the person up. Everyone wants to see themselves and remember all of those things they have done and gone through and learn more about their inner self.

Selfies are modes self awareness allowing you to unlock that deep desire to see your good, bad, ugly self and judge for yourself. Knowing who you are and feeling who you are. So don't let social judgement pull you down, protect your freedom of self awareness and take your Selfie.



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