#selfie

#funeral selfie

The front facing camera changed the way we take pictures, and social apps changed the way we share them. It’s far too convenient to share selfies these days, which is why we’ve probably seen the trend grow into something we’ve all really learned to embrace.

There’s a few selfie trends you going to regret 5 years from now. In the time when people are more addictive to iPhones than crack, and carefully-filtered photos have replaced simply remembering the good times.

Some photos are best left untaken, for your time, your privacy and your reputation’s sakes. A few trends I came across that’s best left untaken cause in 5 years from now you might come to regret them.

#sexyselfie

It’s 2013. Google is your resume, and you best believe your future employer, lover and skeptical mother-in-law will do a thorough Internet background check on your ass… and they’d better not find a picture of it.

#WeedSelfie

Even if you and you’re swinging, vegan roommates have mastered the art of weed, it’s important to remember that some people aren’t down with your super stoney lifestyle. Much like #sexyselfies, #weedselfies can have some not so chill consequences when seen by the wrong eyes.

#DrivingSelfie

“Stop smelling your steering wheel you’re going to crash” According to AAA, a driver taking a photo for approximately two seconds takes their eyes off of the road for the length of nearly two basketball courts or nearly half a football field. And that doesn’t count the time it takes to pick an Instagram filter. Don’t risk your ability to take selfies tomorrow, by selfie-ing and driving today.

#FuneralSelfie

Even after the loss of a loved one, on the day family and friends gather to lay them to rest, some Instagram users still manage to make it all about themselves. Selfie? More like selfish. I hope this guy’s dead aunt haunts his Instagram feed forever.

#SelfiesWhileYou’reNotByYourself-ie

Your phone is hurting your social life. What’s the point of going to a party with friends if you’re just gonna spend the night taking pictures of yourself? When was the last time you had a long conversation that wasn’t interrupted by a text message?

This goes far beyond selfies… it’s cellphones in general and how far they take us out of the present. So the next time you feel the urge to take a selfie, consider every photograph you’ve taken in the past and ask yourself, “Do I really need another picture of my face?”

#WhyDoPeopleTakeSelfies?

People like to get noticed on social media, and all of those “likes” and comments from friends are a quick and easy way to fish for compliments and boost one’s own ego.

Here’s another reason why young people might be the leading demographic that’s part of the selfie trend. It’s human nature to want to show off your own great achievements. When you feel good about yourself (or look good), it’s far too easy to reach for your phone and document it all through one, or several selfies.

Kids who are connected on a social network to someone they admire may be more driven to upload attractive selfies as a way to seek attention, especially if they’re too shy to do it in person. It’s a strange new flirting method that’s only been around since the rise of mobile, but it’s definitely there.

There are people who are bored at work, bored at school, bored at home and bored on the toilet. Some people will take selfies because they have nothing else better to do. Last but not least, social media is about being social! If that means uploading as many selfies as possible, then so be it. Some people don’t need a real reason to do it. They just do it because they like to do it, it’s fun, and it’s a cool way of document your own life.

# Thenewselfie

Selfies may have met their match. A new trend is forming that is way more technical than a standard selfie – a dronie.

Dronies’ may become the new trend to replace selfies

“A dronie occurs when someone looks up in the sky and smiles and waves at a camera-equipped drone that is flying over the head. The clips are usually short and the video can be uploaded online or made into a Vine.

The trend is growing as the website Vimeo also has 105 videos of people taking dronies and YouTube has more than 15,000 videos with the word dronie in the description – with most in the past three months. Instagram also has more than 1,200 entries with the #dronie hashtag”- BY JOEL LANDAU NEW YORK DAILY NEWSA

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#suns out guns out.

suns out guns out vest.

Ego isn’t a bad thing. Ego is a must. A big ego is just high self-esteem.

Show me a guy who has no ego and I’ll show you a guy who’s comfortable taking 7th place out of 7 contestants. I’ll show you a guy who’s comfortable with the taste of mud in his mouth. You cannot be competitive and not have any ego. You can be non-competitive and have no ego, but so what. That means you are a spectator. That means you’re a critic

You’ve got to have confidence in yourself in your specific field. You can be humble all day about the things you don’t know anything about, but when it comes to your area of expertise you should be Top Dog, King Shit, Cock of the Walk, and Big Man on Campus.

Everyone loves a humble guy. That’s because no one has to compete with a humble guy. Everyone hates a big ego guy, because a big ego guy points out your own shortcomings, lack of skill, desire, heart, dedication and discipline.

Don’t confuse braggadocio with ego. Ego is the all-consuming desire to win, to not lose, and pushing yourself past the limit to do it. Bragging is arrogance and empty boasting. Ego is pride.

When the winter is finally over and it is just starting to get warm, guys wear their short sleeve polo shirt to work rather than a long sleeve, and a vest rather than a T-shirt just for chilling at home. This particularly applies to the muscle head who have been dying to show off their bi’s and tri’s all winter.

Let’s face it girls there’s nothing sexier than a good looking guy with the perfect personality, a guy with an all-natural ripped body, a guy with an all-natural sun kissed tan, a guy that kind of know how gouges he is but keeps it for himself. A guy that have an ego in the sense of pride. Tall dark and handsome.

Then there’s this guys with the pumped up body’s filled with steroids, a spray tan and can’t get let go of their favourite vest and rugby shorts from when they were in preschool, never mind the chain. Is this a trend or just a stage in a man’s life where they need a boost for their self-esteem to build up a fake ego and arrogance to brag with?

You can have an ego no matter how you look, as long as it’s for the right reasons. You cannot have an ego if you bought it on the black market that’s empty boasting.

Eat, sleep, rave, repeat.

The life of a student is definitely a trend on its own. The early mornings after a night out can be one of a students biggest nightmare. For 5 years as a high school student you get up and your clothes have been chosen by someone else, when you enter real life reality struck and you have to cover your behind all by yourself. Whether its been a fun night out clubbing, or a nerd that’s been studying the whole night, when you have to get up for class, no one feels like dressing up. After all the discipline in the school system, when you finally get to first year level most of the children go mad and become party animals, where no one cares about how short their skirts are and no one will tell you to go polish your shoes.

I’ve done interviews with a few Tuks students after they have attended their first class. I’ve asked them what their style is and how do they make the decision of what to wear. There was a mutual answer among the students that they dress how they feel, whatever their mood is when they wake up, whatever’s clean, whatever screams “wear me” from the closet. I’ve come to the conclusion that the trend set by the youth of today is mostly laid back, bohemian, free spirited, whatever goes, don’t-care kind of style. I’ve also interviewed different types of people, different types as in metal head compared to a hippie free spirited girl. Even though there’s such a big difference and gap between the identities of the different students I have interviewed, I can still link them all together with a trend.

A trend that has been set by every student and a trend that is being followed by every student. A trend that’s been followed without trying. A trend that makes the nerd sitting next to the sportsman even. A trend that screams laziness. A no name trend, so my friends and I gave it a name the LSD trend (laidback, simple, don’t care) . Because as a student you drink, you party, you get naked and the morning after, well you have class and this is probably clean, so you just put some shoes on.