Dumber Ways to Die
“Let’s take a selfie!” This phase is repeatedly used. Everyone wants to update their Whatsa pp, Facebook and Instagram stories. They yearn to join the rat-race. What they don’t realise is that they are being foolish enough to let people into their time and space. There is also the other kind of Selfie culture which instigates people to post dangerous selfies. And the persuasion of it has driven many people to fall to their own deaths. According to the Daily Caller, U.S ranks third in the number of deaths by selfie. Forbes states that most of the “killfie” take place on buildings, mountains and places with extreme heights. The second highest selfie deaths are the ones which are water related. Yes, it is good to keep up with the times but not everyone takes it in the way they should. Let’s take the game The Blue Whale for example. The Russian founder of the game specifically targeted youngsters who were vocal, in the wrong way, on social networking sites. He went through the posts of his would-be victims and targeted
those who had statuses and posts claiming they were depressed or fed up of life. We can understand you open up about your troubles so that people can help but there is a way to go about it. To those who want to be heard, go to people who actually care about you, are concerned and know how to help out. They are called parents, police and shrinks. The stupidity behind it all is that they either feel it’s cool to be vocal or they want attention. But what they fail to see is that there is someone out there looking at your vulnerabilities and waiting for the right time to pounce on you. When dealing with stressful situations and depression, announcing on social media is the most foolish thing to do. We are reminded of a saying which we will loosely translate- don’t share your troubles with everyone because 90% of the people won’t care and 10% of the people will be glad that you have them.