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Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair. Just take the picture.

Post the picture with no editing. Post these instructions with your picture.

Crop out the unwashed dishes.

Admit privately that you’re not quite adhering to the “no editing” part.

Change your clothes; muss your hair. Stare at the lens with a wry expression that is neither a smirk nor a frown but that somehow convey your detachment from this particular ping for attention. Be candid, or anyway candidly posed.

A picture of yourself: a thousand words. Cut out eight hundred ninety-nine.