Don’t Look

I’m scrolling through social media, just trying to unwind or kill a couple minutes. I love the pictures of my friends baby, or the cute animal videos. It’s nice to just lose myself for a few minutes amongst the chaos.

And then there it is. A video, a picture someone posted without thinking. It’s a picture of an awful car accident that they took as they were driving by, or a video of a lifeless baby. It’s been shared by countless others and I can’t blame them for sharing it to.

It still makes me cringe. I cannot look. I do not want to view someone else’s worst moment. I have enough vivid memories of my own.

I don’t know why we feel it’s ok to share these images? Have we become that apathetic? I would be horiffied if any one of the people that were there with us in the street whipped out their phone and took pictures or started filming. To my knowledge that didn’t happen, but what if it did? What if it was shared? Would it humanize it a bit more?

I’m sad that we feel so little for others that we feel it is ok to do this. Please think before you post. That is someone’s child, mother, brother, friend.

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One thought on “Don’t Look”

  1. I feel the same way, too. It just seems that privacy doesn’t really exist anymore. I know people do it not intending to invade privacy or hurt feelings, and they’d think it’s out on public roadways or in a public place so they can legally take pictures, but that’s probably the worst part of the problem, is that people (and I’m sure I’m guilty of it) are thinking it’s okay because it’s not illegal, but they aren’t thinking about the life they are invading. Seeing human beings as actual people with a heart and soul is getting confused due to social media, I think. I have such a love/hate relationship with the internet and screens.

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