We are at Beulah Camp this week, and I heard Dr. Andrea Summers comment that more people die from taking selfies than from Shark attacks. And I had to check it out, and she was right. Bizarre.
Of course, that led me down a rabbit trail of reading about people taking selfies. Between 2018 and 2021, there were 379 recorded selfie deaths worldwide. And those were only the ones recorded, and that number is growing every year.

In a recent article from the University of New South Wales, the author wrote, “. . . taking selfies is a normal part of everyday life for millions of people. We need to stop judging people who are taking risky selfies and instead see risky selfies as a public health issue.”

According to the article, these deaths aren’t due to bad choices. They are the result of society not warning people of the dangers of things like leaning over cliffs or standing too close to vicious animals.
Solomon tells us in Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death.”
And if that’s not enough, the Russian Interior Ministry issued a warning saying, “A ‘cool’ selfie could cost you your life.”
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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