Yet the real issue behind the selfie stick is the selfie itself.

It’s somehow become socially acceptable for us to take the narcissism of adolescence and extend it thorough adulthood, manifested in selfies.

I know I sound like a tired curmudgeon who probably doesn’t even know what Instagram is and hates Facebook.

I’m none of those things and, yes, I do enjoy the occasional guilty pleasure of a selfie, so I can’t and won’t be a hypocrite about it.

(The gallery above should prove that I understand.)

When it comes to traveling, though, when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime visits to sacred landmarks and world-class museums or wandering side streets in strange cities, I’d hope that we could all turn the lens away from ourselves.