Sunday, June 30, 2013

Should people make more of an effort to keep some things private

Private and Public , are the two words in which our world is composed . Privacy means keeping something to self or limited people.

In just couple of years , the life style trends of people has changed , due to emergence of technology and internet , people have begun to think the world as an open web , thus sharing anything with everyone without caring about consequences.
This has lead to from minute confusions to major catastrophes. We are uploading more on facebook than informing our guardians.The question stands : Should people make more of an effort to keep some things private?

Some things,definitely .All  things, A BIG NO.

Things which are personal to us and we are ashamed to talk about them public and the things which are too crucial data for us should  be kept private. For example our sexual fantasy,passwords,bank account numbers,passport number e.t.c. As we all are born unique , we might want to keep some things to ourselves, because sharing something uncommon publicly could possibly make us a big joke.Whenever someone asks us something 'private' we need to consider a couple of points before we answer. Is this person trustworthy?Will he remain so in future?Is he going to make fun of me?Will my answer at the end of the day going to embarrass myself?

If the answer to those questions comes positive then definitely the person could be trusted with your private details,otherwise you must refuse him in a polite manner. The scope of privacy should be limited , we must express our views loud and clear , only if we ourselves believe in them . We must be open to any possibility which could occur , no matter how less the probability is.

We had a story in class 5th in which a little girl tells a stranger about the safe where her mother keeps the jewelry and all the money. The stranger turns out to be a heinous thief who loots her house the same night. The story thought us to reveal only certain information to strangers . With the emergence of internet and our blind sharing trends the situation is just lot more worse.

Let us rebuild the story to suit a 21st century smart girl. A stranger posing himself as a 'friend' , contacts the girl on a social networking site. He is 'genuinely' curious about locations where people keep their important documents and money, so he poses the question on the site, the girl who wants to look smart and intelligent by contributing to 'noble cause' of the survey ends up giving the information to the stranger , who on same night loots the girl's house. Horrifying .. ? No ? What about this . You have a friend , who is a detective and is actually curious to know where people hide their crucial stuff, he puts his question on the blog and you reply it to him , the conversation happening without you thinking the fact that the information is public. The stranger now just has to google you to end up looting your house.

Moral of the story : think about the possible consequences of your actions before enacting them and put in more effort in keeping some things private.An old saying truly goes "Some things are best expressed if left unsaid".