Selfie Generation During The Holy Week

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Selfie Generation During The Holy Week

We wave good-bye to Semana Santa 2016 with the most emblematic image found during the Holy Week: The Selfie.

As every year, I always like to share with you my impressions about the bad and ugly of the Holy Week. That’s right folks, this year more than others, selfies are the most common seen vista during the processions and other activities during the Holy Week. Everyone is looking for the perfect backdrop to complement their face. Almost everyone was in the selfie van wagon, starting from photographers, continuing with cucuruchos [cone heads] carrying the heavy floats to the people coming to be part of the most important celebrations of the year in Antigua Guatemala. Sometimes cucuruchos took selfies while carrying the processional floats. At one point I became disgusted with entire families and tables taking selfies during dinner at the San Martín Bakery/Restaurant; it seemed with were surrounded by selfie zombies.

If you ask me, there’s some thing definitely wrong with our generation. At what point we made the wrong turn and became self-centred and obsessed narcissists? Perhaps I am exaggerating or not; I would really like to hear thoughts regarding this pathology.

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