So I learned today that Mumbai has enacted no-selfie zones. I put my beverage down and investigated a little. It is at this point that I learned that people are getting hurt and/or dying in certain areas that this policy was put into effect. I also learned about instances in other countries where people died while taking a selfie.
Couple of things come to mind at this point. First, don’t pass laws enacting no-selfie zones. Law enforcement has a lot to worry about to begin with enforcing that shouldn’t be one of them. We’re also messing with Darwin’s theory again. Stop it.
Second, situational awareness. Everyone needs to have it and most people have no idea what I am talking about. If you are going to stop and take a picture whether it be a selfie or scenery picture make sure there isn’t something or someone nearby than can cause harm to you. One of the examples was of a person who stopped to take a selfie during the running of the bulls. Really dude?