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There’s a saying/superstition/belief about photos and cameras:
They can capture your soul.
Now, I don’t subscribe to that belief because the idea of people using cameras to go about cramming people’s souls into jars/shards/gems/voodoo is stupid. However the idea that photos can perhaps show a glimpse of what people are really feeling, their true personality or their true nature is entirely possible.
This is particularly true with “selfies” as the photographer is the subject of the photo. It’s quite common to see those “bathroom mirror selfies” and just think about how unbelievably fake those people look. They look superficially fine, still attractive from a strictly physical stand point, but everything is forced and you can see that they aren’t really taking a photo to show how happy or fine they are, it’s more like they’re taking the photo to try and prove that they are happy and fine.
The “selfie” captures who they really are; it captures their personality. I’ve seen many people take many “selfies” and they usually look happy on the outside but goddamn ugly in terms of personality and who they really are.
Now, this isn’t a thing to say that “inner beauty” is better than “physical appearance” because they’re both valued differently for different people.
It’s more to point out to people that maybe your problems aren’t to do with physical appearance or common beliefs about beauty but maybe your problems are caused by your outlook, your actions, your ignorant self-righteousness.
And all the pretty looking photos in existence are not going to change that. The photos have captured a pretty good glimpse of what you are and it’s not as pretty as you think.
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