Before I start, let me briefly tell you what a selfie is in case you didn't know. A selfie is basically a self-taken photo of yourself, likely via a cell phone. It's essentially a self-portrait.
I don't even take selfies that frequently. It's just that I do every once in a while when I feel like it. My uncle recently caught me taking a selfie while I was wearing a Warriors snapback. I guess I did that because the Golden State Warriors are about to start off their season, and I'm a fan of theirs. I don't think that many of you on here care so much about sports from what I've seen.
Anyway, that embarrassed the hell out of me. For a moment, I felt purposeless. These past several days, I've been thinking of starting to collect snapbacks again. I did that a while back, but I stopped since I just lost interest in it. Now, I guess I've gained newfound interest in hats. I'd only buy and wear hats of teams that I truly like, though. I'm not one of those teenage kids who care about and talk about "swag" all the time. Those kids would wear snapbacks of teams they don't even know about, but they buy and wear them just for the colors. There's nothing wrong with that since that's just part of growing up and evolving as a person, but that just isn't my cup of tea.
I guess I deal with social anxiety, so I might be overreacting about the situation. It should be normal of a thing to do, but I guess it's just different for me. I wouldn't mind if one of my cousins around my age caught me doing that, though, since they'd understand. They'd understand the hype, I guess you can say, about Instagram, selfies, social networking websites, and so on. I'm trying to convince myself that it's perfectly fine since I'm still eighteen and I'm still a kid in a way, but it's not helping enough.
Finally, I'd like to apologize if you think it's strange that I care so much. I've been misjudged a lot in middle school and high school, so I've become self-conscious, being extremely concerned about what others think of me. Prior to those years, I didn't let much phase me. I guess I decided to tell you this to vent and to request your advice. Have you dealt with this?
Edited by tokyocean, 24 October 2013 - 08:03 AM.