In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter, so good-looking that he didn’t consider any of his female suitors fair enough to be worthy of him. One day he glimpsed his own reflection in a pool of water and fell in love! Unable to resist the charm of his own visage, he surrendered to his fate, sank into the pool and drowned.
If Narcissus were alive today, I reckon he’d carry a selfie-stick in his quiver. I’m just saying.
People have been getting their phones taken in front of things for a while now, even me at times. I don’t think it’s all that troubling or self centred.
I suppose like most human behaviours It’s a matter of degree. People have been making self-portraits since before the invention of the camera, even. On the other hand … http://www.amazon.com/Kim-Kardashian-Selfish-West/dp/0789329204
An outstanding post, Andrew … still smiling! I shared this with our Classical Civilizations teacher, who said this image will surely allow knowledge of Narcissus to stick (pardon the pun).