In fact, tape away the self-pointing lens.
Change the focus from the Self and to the World, and then let the world teach you.
As writer John O’Donohue notes,
Love begins with paying attention to others, with an act of gracious self-forgetting. This is the condition in which we grow.
(From Anam Cara, p. 28).
When we take pictures of ourselves, our cognitive resources are channelled towards ourselves. The big trade-off when we become self-absorbed, we miss opportunities for what the world can teach us.
In virtual video meetings, once you’ve checked you are in the frame, it pays off to turn off the self-view. It is cognitively taxing to see yourself when you are supposed to pay attention to the other, as you would in face to face conversations.
Take pictures or videos of the world outside, and–is is the important bit–pay attention.
Take this as a metaphor to live by. Pay attention to the people and the world outside, and the make the picture good.