So this is a selfie. It was taken by astronaut Michael E. Fossum during a space walk with fellow astronaut Piers Sellers. That's Piers reflected in his helmet along with Earth and the ISS. Two men, a space station, and a planet are all in this picture together.
If we are able to pull it together enough as a society for a person to take a selfie in space, I think we'll be just fine.
You're swell, humanity. You've got a few kinks to work out, some growing pains to fight through, but that's okay. You're on your way.
image: NASA, July 8, 2006, via Wikimedia Commons