Please tell me why people are so crazy? Yes, I know, hard question! I will try to make it a little easier. Why are people so obsessed with selfies! To the point that they will put themselves in perilous situations to take one!
We have all heard the stories, and recently I have heard more. The latest being that a passenger on the Royal Caribbean got booted off the ship after she was caught climbing over the railing so that she could take a selfie! The ship has strict rules about climbing on or over railings. Why do they need rules like that? Apparently due to people like this lady!
It was only a few weeks ago that my husband told me about a lady that climbed into a lion’s cage at a zoo. A wild lion! Does she not know that lions can be very dangerous and that even if she did get a selfie she may not survive to look at it? Fortunately the lion wasn’t hungry and she did survive, but I am just sitting here shaking my head!
Not only were these people putting themselves at risk, they could have very well put others at risk too if they would have had to rescue them! Not to mention that the poor lion may have been killed if he would have attacked the lady, who invaded his territory.
Those 2 people were lucky they survived, but there are way too many reports of people that have suffered serious injuries or died while taking selfies! Wikipedia has a list, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selfie-related_injuries_and_deaths
Here are just a few examples from the list!
A Polish couple fell to their death off a cliff in Portugal after crossing a safety barrier to take a selfie with their children. Their two children who were present at the scene survived.
In Campos dos Goytacazes in Rio de Janeiro, a 32-year-old woman died after she fell in a waterfall while attempting a selfie.
And I read lots of incidents of people climbing on top of a trains to take a selfie and getting electrocuted because of touching live wires!
I am all for pictures! I love taking pictures with my family and friends. Looking back on them and smiling at the memories. I can promise you though that there will be no pictures of me standing right next to a wild animal or dangling off a ship, or on the precipice of a cliff! A picture may be worth a 1000 words and I would rather the words not be.”Her last picture” inscribed on my tombstone! Keep taking pictures people, but please when you do, use your head!