LOOKING THROUGH NEIGHBORS WINDOWS: HOW WE HAVE BECOME A NATION OF SPIES

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“We have become a nation of spies.”


In the recent years, more and more people have found themselves in constant trouble for their personal lives and personal views. But there is a catch to what I just said, “Their lives.” Yet how do they get into trouble for their personal lives and views? Well, it’s because we as a society get each other in trouble. We as American people have become a nation where we love to get each other in jams. It usually ends with someone losing a job or some other opportunity in life. And to top it off, the people who want you in trouble the most are just as awful at times as the people they attack. We sit and wait, especially for a public figure to say or do anything remotely bad, and we pounce on them. As if we are perfect and have never done anything in life.

But where does it all come from; where did it start? What has turned us into these type of people? Have we always been this way, or is it new because of this new social media space. There have always been the nosy neighbor, but at this rate at which we turn on each other, I think not. The attacks usually come from people whose lives are not where they want them to be. They are people who represent the down and out, the shut out; and now they have a voice. It’s almost like these people have formed a coalition and have forged ahead against anything that is seen as in a better position than themselves. And instead of ignoring it, we feed into to it, then it gets worse and worse. So why do people feel the need to ruin your life because their lives are so bad? Because no one in a good space is going to want to see you falter the way this group does.

We are in a nation where people feel so broken and down. Jobs have been hard to come by, so anyone in a better situation is seen as having an easy life. And if you get upset about anything, then you’re not grateful because how can you have problems, you have money. So whenever someone says or does anything that is unpopular and they’re in a position, let’s attack because my life sucks. I want someone to feel the same pain as me. These people in a higher position are forced to apologize while that apology gives the upset person a bit of gratitude and power in a world where they are usually powerless. And that’s what we’re doing in society, we are giving power a lot of times to the powerless. And you start to introduce all these emotions into the equation.

And in the end, it’s a problem because we are slowly but surely losing our rights. And we are losing rights because of each other. The government is not stepping into our lives. We are enforcing our will on each other. You let me look into your window and anything you do inside your home that’s my business I will look to get you into trouble for doing so. I just wonder what the future holds as more technology enters our lives. Will we see more people in trouble? Or will so much about another be in our society that it can’t be used against us any longer.


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SO SO CONCERNED: WHY ARE PEOPLE SO VESTED IN OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES

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“Worrying about you is your only full-time job.”


In today’s society, the use of social media has put everyone in everyone else’s business. But why, why have we become so interested in what other people are doing. Why have we become so enamored with how others are living their lives? Part of it has to do with the nothing going on in our own lives and other aspects of it has to do with loving to get others in trouble. And that’s an interesting account of us; the getting each other in trouble. Because no matter if it’s a public figure or the average Joe. We love to catch people doing something they shouldn’t be doing. Where is all this coming from?

Well, when looking at it from the context of nothing going on in your life, that’s key. When you have goals and aspirations of your own, it’s virtually impossible to concern yourself with others. But when nothing much is going on in your own life, you have nothing but time. Because in today’s society working a 40 hour work week has become 30 – 35 hours per week. So now we have more free time than prior years. So what are you doing with that time? Are you utilizing that time to pursue anything? If not, what is your purpose in life? Just waking up to exist to the next day and then the next day is not a way to live. But for the people who have nothing but time, this is how they live their lives.

Which leads into my next reason as to why people are so concerned. They see that someone else’s life is much more interesting than their own. Because if you’re constantly working on something, your life is appealing to those that aren’t doing much of anything. For example, I am working toward a career as a filmmaker, author, and blogger. People look at that and feel your life is quite interesting. To you, it is a struggle, but to them it’s something to talk about. No matter how positive or even negative, it’s something to discuss. But a lot of times today, it’s not positive feedback, but the negative. So much negativity is leant out to those who are in what people who perceive as a better position.

An example would be the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. So many people have so much to say about them. Yet their lives are progressing forward and the people who hate their lives don’t change at all. You’re concerning yourself with sisters whose lives are in a position far beyond yourself. You should be working at trying to remove yourself from your bad situation. But they for some reason cannot see past what someone else has in life. What’s interesting is that the same energy placed on worrying about others should be put into your own life. Because that same energy is what that person you’re worried about is putting into their work. But you can’t make the people who hate see that for themselves.

In the end, we have become a society of voyeurs. This voyeuristic behavior has cost people jobs and relationships. Now, I don’t see it slowing down, especially with the increase in social media usage. But eventually, so many people will be snooping that finding out something about another person will be irrelevant. Worrying about other people will always render the same outcome. And that outcome will be people wasting their lives concerned with others. But if your life is heading in the right direction, you have no time to concern yourself with what others are doing.


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Snoop: THE PARANOIA OF RELATIONSHIPS

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“Is it ever ok to prowl?”

(Telephone vibrates) Sitting on the coffee table is your significant others cell phone. They are in the bathroom and you are sitting on the couch. Curious as to who it might be, you look down. At first glance you don’t notice anything wrong. But the closer you look, you notice there is the name of someone from the opposite sex. What do you do? Do you answer the phone? Do you read the text if one comes through? Or, do you leave it alone and continue to watch television?

The harsh reality is that most people do look down to see if another man/woman’s name will appear on the screen. And if you do look down and notice a name that is unfamiliar to you, that’s when it starts. The snooping through your significant others phone begins. First thing you do is look to see if there are any text messages from your mate and this person. The longer the message string, the more curious you become. Eventually your curiosity leads to social media.

Starting with the person’s name, you input it into the search engine. You try to gain as much knowledge of the person as possible. You want to know not just their name, their job, how long your significant other has known this person, and then the dreadful question. Are the two of them seeing each other? Oh, yeah, another move is you going through both your significant others social media and the other person. You want to see if they have any photos together. Now, if there are photos of the two of them from a long time as friends, then most likely you’re in the clear. But if you see a photo of them when they used to date, then there might be problems.

Then your mind starts to wonder. Why are the two of them reconnecting after all this time? Why are they talking to each other? How long have they been talking to each other? Have they never really broken up and have talking all this time? At some point in time, you confront your significant other about the matter. And here is where the argument might ensue. You get ask all the questions. What are you doing in my cell phone? Don’t you trust me? You think something is going on? Why all the accusations?

Now, if you’re going to snoop you know how the saying goes, “You go looking for something, you’ll find it.” Even after the conversation, there is still this odd feeling of why are they talking to each other. Especially since they used to be in a relationship. Ultimately, you could wind-up ending your relationship if you find something you couldn’t stomach. So i ask, were you right in the beginning for looking through your other’s phone? Some people may say yes while other say no.

In the end, you have to be prepared for whatever comes your way. Know that once you have the information you want do you stay or do you go? Just make sure you comfortable with whatever the outcome.