Invading Privacy..?

Posted by Hunee | 1/17/2009 08:40:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »


Last night was boring. I surfed the internet just to find some entertaining stuff for my sleepy eyes. I have to make sure that sleeping is not an option during 10pm because I have work to do. Relaxing a little bit and slowly typing down someone's name on Google.

He's not that good looking but he has something. I don't know why but he's a total package. Although for some girls like me, daydreaming and pictures and news about him on the internet is more than enough, especially for females like me who couldn't get a chance of flirting with him.

I am not sure if that article is true or whatever. I just want to say something about privacy.

Wikipedia describes privacy as is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively. It is something that you choose to be not known to public. Private may mean it is just between friends, or family, or your girlfriend, and etcetera. Privacy may be of different level especially when we would base it to our profession, popularity, or oneself's proclamation to make her or his whole life be videotaped and let the whole world to see.

I'd like to write about it on the basis of my own choice. I started blogging about my thoughts 2 years ago. It was my decision to write on things that others may not appreciate or give a damn about it. I just write because I wanted to. I felt I needed to write. I personally welcome/d others to judge me on the basis of what I have written in my blog. That if they don't like it they can leave, or leave something behind like a comment. I do not hold one person's thoughts, but when I decide to blog I never thought others can give me bad or negative comment. And with administrative power to not include negative comments from readers, I can decide not to make it public because I know that when that negative comment is published it can create a chain of reaction to some of my friends who would really defend me for they know me. What I mean is, my blog is entirely not patterned to other blogs who merely writes to encourage readers to leave a comment. Like I said, I just felt the need to write. And that need made me want to publish it publicly.

That is me being selective on what I wanted to show readers. But the article that I have read last night was about someone who's a star by his own right because fans/followers put him up there. Everyone is aware that when you decide to be in the movies, you've got to be prepared that your every moved is being followed because those tiny bits and pieces of where you go and who's with you is huge chunk of money for the media. Fans/followers will pay that much just to have that feel that you as the actor and your fan is close like friends (although fans don't care that much that you don't know them personally).

I look at the situation in two ways. My life is nothing compared to this actor's popularity. There's one thing common though. I decided on how my life should be, and so is this actor who decided to accept this role and both of us didn't know what the future has for us. Unlucky for me because I don't earn that much with writing and it is not my craft, and lucky him because with his role he became that popular in months and driving a new car, new apartment and lots of offers.

That decision brought us to common ground that everything starts with simpliest way of saying, "Okay I will do this." So no matter where you are at, and what you've achieved, every decision gave his fans or my readers the chance to talk about his life to others and share it, or in my case the chance for others to comment badly about me.

I think, there is no such thing as privacy. Sooner or later it will come out and you don't have the administrative power to stop it. You can do something to counterreact but it's no use because it is out there in the public for scrutiny. I prefer to call it judgement. Sounds funny but it is true.

As a fan to this actor, if I like him so much the only thing I can do is give him respect. When he want it public then he will say it. When he didn't say anything then, he want to keep it for himself.

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