It seems in this day and age, that being a trusting person, is not the wisest way to be.
People who are on positions of power, lie ,and manipulate for agendas we are often not aware of. This not only applies in the upper echelons, but in
all walks of life as well.
Motivations behind lying, have a broad range, and can go from someone lying for good reasons, as in to protect the life of someone else, to silly and
shallow reasons such as attention and ego,just plain childish kicks that some get pulling the wool over others eyes to much darker reasons of hatred,
revenge, and covering up very nefarious activities.
In this day and age when information, and digital pics can be shared so easily, and very anonymously I have learned some valuable lessons about
I've never been a face book user, or shared pics of myself on dating sites, etc, and mostly because I couldn't be bothered with either of them, but
have shared pics of myself, with someone who I thought I loved, as well as a few online friends. I have regretted those choices ever since, and I
won't go into the details on this thread of why.
Because of the very hateful tactics of those who may feel slighted by a few words, I vowed I would never post another pic of myself online, and quite
honestly I hate having my picture taken by anyone anymore.
Sometimes people are very untrustworthy not because of silly petty revenge, but for pure selfishness.This happened to me with a woman friend that I
was developing a friendship with. As I got to know her better, I came to find out that she was bisexual (though in a relationship with a male and
living with him)...and they had somewhat of an open relationship. I have my own personal feelings about this sort of lifestyle, and eventually the
friendship faded, not just because of those reasons, but because she had characteristics I would not want in a friend.
She had made a habit of ALWAYS wanting to take my picture when I was visiting , and I didn't think anything of it at the time. Well, it came to be
that she was using it as a profile pic on what I consider to be some very sleazy sites.
So I guess my point is this..can we really trust the pics we see on the net? I know there are still some very trustworthy people who wouldn't stoop to
such levels, but I worry about them, because they don't know what the pictures they share with strangers could and will be used for. You can't even
trust people you know nowadays, much less strangers.
How do we really know who is behind these avatars , and who hasn't hacked into someones facebook, or just started an account using pics from somewhere
else, or highjacked pics from this site for their own agendas.
It makes me very sad to think this way, because I know there are a lot of good decent people in this world, who would never stoop to the levels that
others do..but I worry about them, because some are very trusting, and I am not so sure there is wisdom in trusting in this day and age.
Geez, anyone can take a pic of you nowadays, without your knowledge from a cell phone , at a concert, restaurant, wherever, and you have no power over
what that image will be used for.
I'm sorry if I'm sounding to paranoid, but it comes from experience, and what I have read, and been told about has happened to others.
I want to trust very much, and still do to an extent, yet I am saddened by the dishonesty , and levels some people stoop to, to satisfy their own
Maybe I should have put this in the rant forum, if mods want to change it...its all good.
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