Not something the internet allows. If it’s out there – it’s OUT THERE. Forever.
So why do we post and blog and tweet our entire lives for the world to see? Do we need to hear ourselves think? Do we need to find someone to sit down with us at our “pity party” so bad that we are willing to bear our self-victimized souls to the world looking for that one “misery loves company” enabler? Do we really need the “I’m ok” dysfunctional acceptance from people we don’t know and would never care about besides the fact they read what we posted and commented how sorry they were?
Before the internet the only person(s) you had to avoid if you didn’t want all your personal business relayed to the neighborhood was the town gossip(s). Now we are our own worst enemies. We are the town gossip talking about not just everyone else but also ourselves. Some things should stay private. Some things should remain a secret from the outside world.
I could tell you about the goofy things my kids and husband say all day long. I think some of them are funny, some are weird and some are down right disturbing. But it’s MY inside joke/laugh. Not meant for the world. You wouldn’t probably get it anyway and then it loses its humor. So I don’t share.
I could tell you what I had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack. Where I was when I ate said meal. What I was wearing. When I have to work, when I get off work, what I’m doing after work and with whom. I can even GPS tag where I am at every moment and tag others with me.
You could stalk me all day long because I would be ALLOWING you too. Hell! I would be encouraging you to since I just told millions of people who could see where I was if they gave a shit EXACTLY where I was. So I guess you really wouldn’t be stalking me though would you……..
And people do this every day. Give away what little personal information they have left of themselves out there for everyone to see and comment on. Or take advantage of.
And we seem to be fine with that!
However, if someone DOES start to stalk us, make negative comments about our personal lives, et al THEN we get upset and tell them to “MIND YOUR OWN FUCKING BUSINESS”.
Can we say hypocritical much?????
Had a bad day? Hell, just tell the world.
Pissed at someone? Go right ahead and tell the world and of course “warn” the other person they better STFU “or else” (rolling eyes at that one because we all know you are much braver hidden behind the computer than you would be face to face).
Do ALL of it! Because you already do.
But don’t blame the world when you tell ALL and then someone decides to comment on it in a way you don’t like. You can’t have it both ways. Either deal with other people’s opinions about YOU telling all or STFU in the first place and don’t share every moment of your life with everyone.
Just because you can now share EVERYTHING does not mean you have to – or should. Some things are private for a reason.
Lord, grant me the ability to share that which is appropriate and keep to myself that which is not. And the wisdom to know the difference.