Selfie Changes People’s Ways of Think, Including Living Style, Aesthetic Judgment, and Social ValuesStats: Hypothesis PaperAnqi SongThe selfie is changing our living style, aesthetic judgment, and social values. For livingstyle and social values, the selfie slowly evolves into a way of maintaining relationship incompanies, schools, and working places. People forms a mindset that good-looking people aremore creditable and bad-looking people are not trustworthy. Then, stereotyping occurs due to the change of aesthetic judgment and social values.Generally, people stereotype all girls love to take selfies, and boys who love taking selfies are allstereotyped as sissies. In addition, people with bad-looking selfies are considered as nasty peoplewho are not trustworthy. On the other hand, taking selfies make people feel more confident andencourage them to show off on social media sites. For instance, narcissism is one of the results oftaking selfies. On the Internet, I find researches about why teenagers love to take selfies. Its topic is“Selfie-esteem: Teens say selfie give a confidence boost”. This article strongly supports our mainidea that selfies boost people’s confidence.“55 percent of girls and 34 percent of teen boys say ‘overall, social media makes me feel more self-conscious about my appearance.” “30 percent of all teens say social media means they always need to be ‘camera-ready” (Selfie-esteem, Melissa Dahl). Facebook and social media apps are so popular that teenagers consider them as a platform to make friends and entertain. Creating great reputations on these social media sites mostly depends on their personal selfies,
and beautiful selfies will earn many attentions at the same time. Therefore, people use selfies to maintain their social status in many social media sites. However, the research shows that “58 percent of teen girls say ‘seeing pictures of other people living glamorous-looking lives on social media makes me feel bad about myself.’ Only 19percent of teen boys have the same reaction” (Selfie-esteem, Melissa Dahl). Selfie can also badlydestroy people’s self-confidence. People do not have pretty appearance will be possibly criticizedby those gorgeous people. They complain that, “The key is to not get obsessed with the selfie as a genre, says Boyd, "but to appreciate it as a window into teens' lives—including the good, bad, and ugly"(Selfie-esteem, Melissa Dahl).