Why Having A Diploma Is Much Scarier Than Having A Gun

Considering how colossal our military is, it seems like America's goal is to be the biggest, baddest country in town. Sadly, spending every penny we have (and then some) on the armed forces doesn't even do that very well. How long can a country last without the resources provided by education? The days of bullying smaller countries around is drawing to a close, and if America wants to continue to be a major global player, we've got to get ourselves educated. That really goes for any country — the fastest way to worldwide stardom is through education, not a military campaign.

Why Having A Diploma Is Much Scarier Than Having A Gun

Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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