That awkward moment when you realize that a video, not a photo, is being taken
Curated by Kadrian Alvarenga
Total Runtime: 0:04:32
In this week's installment of That Awkward Moment, we take a deep analytical look at that awkward moment when you realize that a video, not a photo, is being taken. It's such a small and really insignificant moment of our lives, yet somehow there are people (including myself) that feel compelled to share it with the world. Sifting through hundreds of these videos online, I started to wax philosophically on the fact that these moments are in fact, not insignificant, but may be the most meaningful videos that we shoot. When a person takes a photo, they're putting up their best self, the version of themselves that they want the world to see. And it says something when that person tries to hold on to this "perfect version" of themselves and finds it harder to hold. Then, the reveal: it's not a photo, it's a video! Suddenly, the subject laughs at themselves, at the ridiculousness of the situation, and perhaps in that small moment, we all realize, that's what all this really means. Perhaps there's no such thing as a perfect self - we just have to laugh at ourselves and let our true selves be shown to the world. Hell, it definitely makes way funnier Youtube videos.