Recently at a concert, I saw a very pretty girl pull out her cell phone. She looked nice, not trashy and clean. However, what I noticed next made me laugh hysterically…her wallpaper for her phone was an image of herself half naked on a beach.
I’m not going to pretend that I’m not a bit narcissistic – I have a personal blog for goodness sake – but what I don’t have is my cell phone wallpaper image set to a picture of me in a bikini.
Maybe it’s because the last thing I, or anyone else would want to look at all day is me in a bikini or maybe it’s because it’s just plain strange but there’s no way I’d make that my cell wallpaper. What’s that all about? Even when I was a skinny mini and I thought I was lookin’ damn fine I wouldn’t have done that. Not now, not ever.
In all honesty, the image I have on my cell is of a painting I did to help raise money for United Way, but still, at least it’s a painting of a flower and not of my breasts.
Narcissism though, in my mind isn’t all bad. Within reason of course. It’s good to think of yourself first while you can (once you have kids though that’s no longer an option) and it’s good to have a positive self image.
However, positive self image is one thing and wanting to stare at yourself in a bikini all day or making a fish face is another. Strike a pose.