According to a recent article published in the Bangkok Post, the Thai Department of Mental Health has warned young people to stop becoming obsessed by the "selfie" trend.
It warned young people that posting photographs of themselves online to seek attention could indicate an addiction and lead to mental-health problems. It said the habit could indicate lack of self-confidence and have a negative impact on their life and work.
Thailand is not alone in witnessing the growth of the narcissistic culture. It has become global. Even US President Barack Obama was photographed taking a "selfie" with other world leaders last December.
Vietnamese youngsters have also developed an interest of taking photos of themselves and posting them on Facebook to attract "likes".
What do you think of the "selfie" culture and the Thai warnings? Do you think the "selfie" habit indicates an undeclared problem?
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