Let's talk about me
It’s nice to be in the limelight.
Though some of us hate attention, even on our birthdays or other memorable events, I think it’s safe to say that for most people, being the center of interest is a welcome way to pass the time, feeling all the better about ourselves.
Of course, vanity is never attractive, and when we catch people making a situation all about themselves, it’s only natural to want to call them out. Nowhere is this more true than online, where it’s easy to see people using their social media to boost their image and play out their delusions of grandeur.
Are you guilty of doing something like this?
“A girl I matched with on tinder posted a pic of herself in a thong with the caption ‘My grandma just died :(‘” (rhg4)
“Maybe she was wearing her grandma’s thong…” (MysteryNoodler)
“I had a coworker whose mother was in a bad car accident a couple years ago, and my coworker was taking selfies with her comatose mother in the hospital hooked up to all these machines and covered in bandages, while my coworker was all made up and dressed like she was going to the club. The worst part was that she hashtagged photos with things like #armani #LouisVuton and #Coma” (_sekhmet_)
“This was me
My cousin was visiting from Korea. I was 8, he was 6.
We were sitting around my mother on the floor watching her sew something. She couldn’t find a piece of string she had precut. She asked us to look around ourselves for the string.
My cousin was sitting on it. He handed it to her and said, ‘it may be smelly, I farted on it.’
My mom laughed and said, ‘haha, you’re so funny!’
I got jealous. So I forced a farts out but shat my pants instead.
My mother didn’t laugh.” (Akincomer)