I cannot understand the seduction of the selfie, and the other day I was appalled as I watched the news story about Leonardo's Mona Lisa. On the television they showed crowds taking photos of themselves in front of the famous painting.
In pondering the whole phenomenon I was reminded of Robert Burns' poem To a Louse and its lines, oft quoted - and I roughly 'translate':
Oh would some power have the gift to give us
To see ourselves as others see us
Would it really, as he goes on in the poem, free us from many a blunder in self regard? I fear the opposite seems to be true. My thinking led me to the doodle at the top.