Dumber Ways to Die

Technowize Magazine - - Futurist -

“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.

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