Ok! Lets admit, we all love taking selfies, but who will decide the limit, the boundary, the sensibility? As per Wikipedia, In April 2014, a man diagnosed with ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder’ recounted spending ten hours a day attempting to take the “right” selfie, attempting suicide after failing to produce what he perceived to be the perfect selfie! Imagine! This mental illness to commit a suicide in failing to get the perfect selfie, is just frightening!
No Selfie Zones
“Selfies aren’t just a girl thing. Boys click selfies too,” declares Hyderabadi Bhanu Prakash Racha, who is set to challenge NFL star Patrick Peterson’s Guinness World record of 1,449 selfies in an hour. The 24-year-old is confident of clicking 1,800 selfies to make that record his own at a city mall on September 18.
Like a hobby, one can definitely take selfies and enjoy it, but as an obsession, its killing more people than we can ever imagine.
How many people died by attempting Selfies?
Most horrifying Selfie Deaths in India –
1.) A 15-year-old boy who accidently shot himself through the head while taking a selfie with his father’s revolver, died at a hospital in Ludhiana.
2.) A 25-year old man is feared dead after he tripped while trying to take a ‘selfie’ along with his friends and fell into the valley from a hilltop in a famous summer resort town, in Tamil Nadu.
3.) Clicking a selfie photograph turned into a disaster for a 19-year-old as well as six of his friends, who drowned in the Ganga while trying to save one another.
4.) Just outside Chennai, a 16-year-old student died while trying to take a selfie with a speeding train in the background.
Mostly teenagers are ending their lives for Selfies! News like these and many more shake us deep inside but still the numbers keep rising! Let the parents and teachers take over and make the teens understand that this obsession might take your lives. Let us all sensitize the youth and teens about the selfie disaster and decrease this number of selfie deaths in near future.