How Much Is a Picture Worth? Your Life?

What lengths will you go to for a picture?


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Cesar Peraza

Have you ever done anything crazy or dangerous for a social media picture? Many people have gone as far as risking or even losing their lives for a picture. In the “Year of the Selfie” back in 2014 around 3,300 people were injured in car accident due to taking selfies. The next year, an insurance company said that an estimated 4% of their drivers admitted to taking selfies while driving.

Studies have shown that men have been outnumbered by woman in selfie related death or injuries about 3 to 1. Between October and November 2017, there were 137 selfie related injuries and 259 selfie related deaths reported worldwide.

An idiotic 30-year-old woman and her equally stupid 29-year-old husband fell to their deaths at Yosemite National Park while taking “Extreme Selfies”. Their bodies weren’t discovered until a tourist passing by saw their photo equipment. The bodies of the couple were discovered 800 feet below the equipment sighting.

Another foolish man fell to his death at Yosemite National Park. The young Israeli teenager fell to his death while trying to mimic a famous picture. He was warned by the others who were in the tour with him, but he didn’t listen. The result was his death.

Merrily Vazquez (grade?) stated herself, “I wouldn’t do anything or have done anything crazy for a social media picture. People who take these pictures need to stop and think about the consequences of they are about to do. I have never witnessed someone take a crazy picture, but if I did, I would tell them to stop and think about what they are about to do and about the people who can be affected if something happened to them.”

On the other hand, Jayleen Tores stated, “I have done something crazy for a picture before, but I would never do it again. I once jumped in front of a moving car but almost got ran over.

While a picture might be worth a thousand words, if it’s the last picture that causes your death or seriously injures you, maybe it might be better just to have the moment in your memory instead of your phone (besides there’s always photoshop).