Monday, September 13, 2010

Whom to trust

These days it is common topic of discussion about the extent to which we should share our information in social networking sites for anyone to view. Who would want to know your everyday details? Is it correct to do so?And is it even safe?

But there is a greater question. Whom to trust. In today's age openness has increased and with that we have put our guards down. We rarely hesitate while talking to people we meet everyday. We feel "what is the harm ?"And then get let down. Maybe it is time we think before sharing information. In many cases, it may not really harm us. But does everyone really deserve to know your personal information if they don't care? I would say not.

After much reflection, I revert to the old fashioned view of not trusting easily. It takes time to build.
This can also be adapted in the following manner :
"Don't share information with people whom you don't trust/like completely what you won't write on a social networking site. It may not always information which would devastate you if leaked but even the soft beautiful innocent secret thoughts."


Tapasya said...

Agree. Share it with people who matter. You don't want to turn into a news channel and broadcast breaking news to everyone.

aditi said...

True and more importantly, you don't want to trust the wrong people.

Krishna Khanna said...

I completely agree with this; Trust is something you don't develop in a day or just by talking or interacting with someone. It takes a lot of time to build trust and know the person.

I read this somewhere and am just quoting it here

"Along the way, you’ll learn that you can’t let anyone in too far
and you can’t trust endlessly.The biggest mistake you can make
is to care or love someone more than yourself,because then you are
just setting yourself up for disappointment.
Boundaries are necessary so that you can protect yourself,
because once you’re broken, you’ll never be fully fixed..."