For most of our species’ existence, as individuals, we did have ready access to mirrors (and hence, reflections). Our only source of ever seeing ourselves would be on the surface of water or in the reflection of another person’s eye. Seeing yourself reflected in the eyes of other people lent significant value to those interactions (on a psychological level).
Now, we do have access to mirrors, but beyond that, our focus is essentially on an electronic screen. Appropriately, our reflections are lost whenever these devices are on (as is our ability to self-reflect). We become caught in our creations.