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You know what’s really annoying? People who take selfies all day. I mean, they always have these amazing profile pics and look utterly fantastic. It’s like they took thousands of images to get just the right one and it’s so frustrating! They’re so vain! So Awful! So…. We admit it, we’re jealous we’re not able to take such a perfect selfie, ours always come out looking like they were taken by a framing impaired pigeon landing on a discarded camera. That’s ok though! On Selfie Day you can take the time to take a thousand photos to get just the right one, and not feel ashamed. After all, it’s a holiday!

History of Selfie Day

Selfies have probably existed as long as hand-held cameras have been a thing. Human vanity is so utterly profound that if we’re given the opportunity to do something self-aggrandizing, we do. This habit, in our defense, doesn’t seem to be strictly human in nature.

Given access to a camera and a little time to figure it out, monkeys will start snapping selfies like no one’s business. In 2014, BBC officially declared a Selfie Day, which amusingly heralded a sudden decline in selfies. Interestingly, there was a similar drop after the Oxford English Dictionary added ‘selfie’ to its pages. Apparently making something official is a damned fine way of making sure no one wants to do them anymore.

But don’t let that worry you, we’re pretty sure the selfie is definitely here to stay, especially since there have been a series of inventions to make it easier to do. From the ‘selfie-stick’ to the write mounted drone that will take flight and snap a photo of you on request, selfie technology is getting more advanced every day.

How to celebrate Selfie Day

Selfie day is best celebrated by taking tons and tons of selfies in pursuit of the perfect one. So get out there with your camera and take a picture of yourself every time the opportunity presents itself, we won’t judge you! You can even buy yourself a selfie-stick to take pictures of yourself with (and return it in shame the next day as you realize how it made you a terrible person). For once you don’t have to be embarrassed to take a selfie to post on your profiles, you’ve got one clear excuse and an absolute pass on it for the day. It’s Selfie Day!