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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Hold on, let me take a selfie


Selfies or belfies, which are photos taken of your face or your entire body have become a huge craze in the recent year.

They’re so popular that there is even a song out there right now that tells you to take a selfie.

Selfies are such a part of our culture that I think every person has taken one now or then.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to take a picture of yourself and wanting to share it with the entire social media world.

There are people who can argue that it is a narcissistic thing to do, but if you don’t love yourself then nobody will.

There are those who will take a million pictures of themselves and every other post you see on Instagram is of them and that can be annoying, but it’s their Instagram and if you aren’t a big fan of seeing those kinds of photos, you always have the option to unfollow that person.

There are no rules that say you have to follow every single person that you know.

Our society makes such a huge deal about people, who are too into themselves, but it is not right because, let’s face it, when you look in the mirror, you may not love what you see, but you do have those days where you know you look good.

Those are the days that you choose to share it with the world and be proud of who you are.

Everyone wants some sort of validation besides the reassurance from family or close friends who say that you are pretty or beautiful.

It’s almost as if you feel like they are obligated to say those things to you because they know you so well or don’t want to hurt your feelings.

So when that sort of love comes from a complete stranger, it means so much more and makes you feel good about yourself.

Selfies are a good thing despite what anyone says and should continue to be a part of our culture for years to come.

With the way technology is advancing, there is soon to be a bigger and better way to take a picture of yourself.

Until that day comes, we should continue to use the front facing cameras on our phones and snap away.

Let’s clutter up people’s newsfeeds on all social media and be proud of who we are and what we look like.

You can call it narcissistic or conceited, but all it is, is confidence.

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About the Contributor
Larissa Morales, Staff Writer
Spring 2014 Hello everyone! My name is Larissa Morales and I am a Journalism major. This is my second semester on the Talon Marks staff and I couldn't be more excited to work with such wonderful colleges; some old and some new! I love writing, which is why I am a Journalism major and I hope to be graduating this May with my AA degree. I was recently married last May and my husband and I are excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. If I can do it, so can you! I hope you all enjoy my stories.
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