David Brin – “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone.”
People demand privacy for themselves, so learn to respect that.
We will always want others to know that some aspects of our lives are not meant for public consumption.
We will not appreciate others and watching while we live like the real imperfect humans we truly are.
Sometimes, within our private lives, we shut out those we love, for a while so that we be alone with our thoughts, fears and fantasies.
At such times, love takes the back seat as we spend ‘me time’ in a relationship that is built so that ‘two can become one’.
This is no news to you, isn’t it? Humans ride life on two pedals of contradictions.
While we demand privacy for ourselves, we demand accountability for everyone.
We want to know things about others same things we don’t want others to know about us.
While we hide the ugliness in our lives, we go to great length to uncover the ugliness in the lives of others.
We take stories about other’s imperfections back to our privacy and entertain ourselves.
We don’t stop there; we mount moral high grounds to demand that others be held accountable for their words and actions.
We teach to others the lives we find too hard to learn and live ourselves. We don’t practice what we preach.