I noticed my niece - ten years old - doing the selfie thing recently ... she seemed to take loads of them. I suppose it's just the culture she's grown up in; to her it's perfectly normal to be able to take an instant picture of your face and then post it on social media. When I was growing up if we wanted photos of ourselves (which frankly I never did) then they had to be send to a developer and a fairly hefty fee paid, plus a few days wait. THat said, in previous generations there were no photos at all and if you go back far enough no mirrors either (or at least not accurate ones) so the best idea that people had of what they looked like was to look into a pool of water. Maybe that was better.
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.