On a global level, a total of 12 people are known to have suffered selfie-related deaths in 2015 after either falling or being struck by a moving vehicle when taking a picture of themselves.
According to data compiled by Mashable, only eight people are known to have been killed by a shark.Experts believe that rise in selfie-related deaths could be down the fact people are more willing to put themselves in dangerous situations, such as with animals or posing from great height, to impress friends on social media.
Many popular destination have banned people from carrying selfie-sticks. Recently, some cyclists have spoken of how spectators should be banned from taking pictures of themselves while watching the Tour de France. Mexico is set to charge tourists for taking selfies.
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Adam was but human- this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple`s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent- Mark Twain. [This appeared in a local paper and is now reproduced for the information and benefit of our members, in “Sunder Circle”. Regards. Sunder T – in Mumbai.
“My desire and wish is that the things I start with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend my time stating them. This is what I aim at because the point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not so seem worth stating., and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it- Bertrand Russel”. This text is for the information and benefit of the members of “sundercircl” -https://sundercircle.wordpress.com – Kind Regards! Welcome Abroad- Sunder T
One Humanity: “A big crisis on the planet is the identity crisis. We identify ourselves as somebody, and we think that those who do not belong to the same identity are against us. Then we become afraid of them, or want to dominate them and so we show aggression towards them. What we need to change is our sense of identity. Our foremost identity is that we are part of one devinity. Then, we must realise that we are one humanity, one human family. Then comes our identity base on gender, religion and country. When our sense of identifying ourselves reverses, we forget the basic identity, ie, we are all human beings” -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar [This appreared in a local paper DNA, and now reproduced for the information and benefit of the members of “sundercircle”. Your view, suggestin or comment is most welcome. Thanks for your visit. Kind Regards! Sunder Thadani – in Mumbai, India.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Afloat.”
Hope is the spring board of all activity. A new hour, a new dawn and a new year,
all hold out hope. Hope can also spring forth in a manner that is unconnected with us.
A good turn of events for someone else can kindle hope in us. However,
hope could turn out to be a double-edged sword. Unfulfilled hope can be devastating,
as in business, love and competitive situations. Grief might blur one`s vision
but the flicker of hope helps us navigate the darkness of despair.
Unified mind is the key to peace, happiness and fullness. It can help us see t
he whole picture rather than get trapped in ephemeral details.
Not everyone might turn out to be a Beethoven or Stephen Hawking.
However, by not getting disheartened by setbacks and by finding ways to overcome
difficulties, we can learn to appreciated and enjoy whatever we have instead of calling it quits.