Funny College Humor Video Shows Human Psyche’s Struggle with Taking Selfies

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When should one post a selfie? For dudes, the answer is always no. Now before some of you get all up in arms about that question, emailing us in all seriousness about how, as professional photographers, you’re not going to dignify that with a response, let’s all just take a step back and watch this funny fake horror(-ish) video by comedy website College Humor.

This humorous video explores (and I use that word very loosely) the camera phone-age old question, “Should you post a selfie?” A young lady, seeing a perfect selfie opportunity while applying make-up in the bathroom, finds herself in a struggle between her id and her super-ego on whether or not she should do a selfie, prompting a few not-so flattering facial expressions and extremely narcissistic camera poses from her. As her id tries to convince her that taking a selfie is “empowering” because “helps young girls redefine the standards of beauty,” (seemingly) logically insisting that great artists and astronauts themselves take selfies, her reasonable super ego points out that it just might “come across as some pathetic plea for attention.”

It’s not an entirely accurate depiction of the struggle – or the lack thereof – we face when we take our selfies (don’t deny it, we’ve all done it at one point or another!), but it does come pretty close. And it just might be a good way to energize you back into work mode so you won’t have to spend your entire Monday wishing you’re on vacation still.

See the video after the jump.