No Selfies Day is observed annually on March 16th. The world we are living in now is seriously affected by a deadly epidemic attack, and that has also killed so many lives. The epidemic here is due to the cause of the technological development in the field of photography that has taken photo capturing to the next level. As a result, those who have cameras and smartphones have ended up taking selfies. There exist so many people who capture one million selfies a day, and this is the reason for terming selfies as an epidemic. Undoubtedly, selfies are the ever-spreading disease or the new generation addiction disorder in this current period. The selfies or self-portraits culture has killed and has been killing the lives of many. Thus to make everyone get aware of its negative effects, No Selfies Day has been celebrated. Every other people are encouraged to say no to the selfies as a way to get out of this addiction on this Day.
“Beware of those who are too focused with polishing and beautifying their outer shells. They lack true substance to understand that genuine beauty is reflected from the heart that resides inside.” – Suzy Kassem
History of No Selfies Day
The No Selfies Day’s history, origin, and founder are anonymous. Also, there is no mention of its first observance of this Day and the reason for this date. However, the creator who has come up with this celebration has targeted those selfie-addicted persons to make them realize the effects of selfies. The annual observance encourages all the camera and smartphone owners not to take a picture of themselves on this Day. Selfie addiction will soon end up with a psychologically damaging behavior. It is because research has revealed that on average a girl spends one hour and twenty-four minutes each week trying to capture a perfect selfie.
It is also found that the selfie is a cultural phenomenon that reveals the very basic human desire to feel noticed, get appreciated, and recognized. Due to lots of social media development, people are forced to take selfies and upload them for likes and comments as it is the trend. The social media world loves fake beauty in the form of filters, effects and more. As a result, people don’t understand the fact that the fake version of themselves will never be more appealing than their real version. The consequence is selfie addiction and which makes that person gets affected psychologically when someone comments negatively or dislikes the selfie. No Selfies Day gives both the chance and remainder for all us to forget the selfies for at least a day and get away from this plague.
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How to Celebrate the day
The best way to commemorate the day is to not indulge in taking selfies. If you want to get into the spirit of celebration, then you are forbidden from taking selfies. Say no to taking selfies, at least on this Day, to get away from this psychologically devastating disease. Ensure you take no selfies or post any of your selfies on your social media sites on this Day. Encourage people around you to take part in this Day and tell them the causes and effects of selfie addiction. It is important to realise that you must not pay your valuable life for invaluable comments and likes. If you know someone who is a selfie addict, then help him/her to get rid of this addiction disorder. Use the hashtag #NoSelfiesDay to spread the word on the social media rather than posting your selfies.
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