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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I JUST WANT TO LIVE: WHY MOST DON’T FIGHT AGAINST THE GRAIN

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“I know things are wrong, but what can I do?”


Observing the issues that have been in the news lately, you have to ask yourselves, “How do the masses feel about all this socio-political tension.” Because we see the people outside protesting. They are the fearless few who don’t think twice before stepping out and fighting. They are the ones not afraid to go to jail for what they believe is right. The chosen few that if not for them a lot of things in life just would not change. When I walk around, it’s as if we live in two separate countries. The country that fights for rights and the country that just exist. And that portion that just exist is know as the silent majority. The silent majority would much rather go to work , come home, and act as if life around them is not happening. Well, why do they do it?

I can’t look at people who don’t fight hard for what they believe in as cowards. As you age, you understand humans as a whole. And then you learn that most people just want to exist. They don’t want trouble, they just want to work and make it home in time to feed themselves and their families. But there are problems in your society that if not for the chosen few who fight, where would so many be today. We always like to look into the past and say the bad people were then, and now is different. But to me, I don’t think there were worst people in the past as a whole. I think that most people felt even slavery was bad for society. It’s just that we accept things as a nation and for the most part the world at large. Almost like this self-defeating, “Oh well, that’s how things are I guess.”

If people felt they could overthrow subjugation, I think they would have done so. But for some reason, one person says, “I’m just a regular guy, what can I do?” And then 5 people say that, then 50, then 500, and so on and so forth. All the way until it is the narrative driving a civilization. Until someone stands and speaks out, then more join. Now, is that enough for the masses to involve themselves, no. Because they are afraid; no. Maybe it’s because they disagree with the fighting; no. People don’t involve themselves because they are concerned for their own well-being and employment, but they do agree with the protest against the status quo. We might see that and say, “Well protestors are risking their lives.” But the human element of what we are is self-preservation. It all comes down to the whole fight or flight mentality. Who will stay and fight opposition and who will run away?

In the end, like I said before, the masses could be mistaken for cowardly, but just because someone is scared does not necessarily make them a coward. To me a coward is someone who prays on others weaker than them but wouldn’t dare take on a person who is their equal. You see, a lot of people not fighting back has to do with that ingrained things that lies inside of all of us. We step out into the world all hoping that nothing bad happens. We just want to work and exist. Some people don’t even care if they are barely existing because everyday above ground is great day. But as for the chosen few who fight back, they do so even if the masses don’t get involved. They fight and ultimately we all benefit from their hard pushback; and for that we thank them. Even if at times it is a silent thank you.


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