As you know me by now, I’m all for plenty of privacy for myself, hot about security and super, super hot about personal safety. So now I’m going to bang on about other peoples privacy. For sure, I can understand and accept others being all obsessed with a person’s work of art or artistic interpretation of things. That’s fine and dandy. However, t’other type of being obsessed with the person themselves, well that’s just outrageously WRONG. It could be an individual going off the rails, but sometimes it can be put firmly at the feet of the media:

  1. Firstly, when the media shows photos of someone’s performance it’s alright and all above board. Even if the performance was a total flop (although showing the flop isn’t kind), it’s still acceptable to show the performance.
  2. Once the media shows an interest and publishes anything of someone’s personal life well that just so WRONG and personifying the media as complete No. 2s!

My moto is: Everyone needs to have a private life. That’s probably something to do with why I’m a bit of a technophobe and don’t want to put who I am attached to my name on stuff like FB. I think technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For instance, when out and about a pen doesn’t always work in the damp, but you know what, a pencil does and therefore no need for a technological breakthrough.

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Okay, so there’s no public phone boxes in all the places there used to be, but (actually that’s a valid point, a mobile on a long walk could come in handy).

Still, back to talking about privacy. Make others feel they’ve control over their own life to some extent and not just when they close their eyes. Let others have their privacy.

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For everyone needs to have some time left alone to enjoy the peace of that life, to think things through, quiet contemplation… Stay out of the lives of others, unless they’re okay with what you have to offer. It’s just like any other person’s life, we need to stay within limits, so play fair! Allow others and yourself to have a ruddy private strife. So, if someone wants to kick off and have a private tantrum, walk away awhile (just make sure they ain’t following you and if they are, that you have a get away plan).

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Even if you have to be kept an eye on because you’re poorly, I still think you will need to feel as much privacy as possible too. I’m not gonna say any more, for when I’m all up in your business, who the hell is looking after mine? Yet if you ask for my help, I might have to make noise and make what is happening with you, my business for a while, before going back to our peaceful silence.


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