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privacy where is the line

Privacy Line, Where is it? There’s Something Precious that You’re Giving Up

privacy where is the line

When you’re younger, you have zero privacy. Your parents bathed you and you more than likely ran around naked in front of family a few times. When you hit puberty, your teenage-self tried closing doors to gain a little bit more seclusion. However, your parents never let you close the door the whole way, or always interrupted at the inopportune times.

When you’re in high school, you had very limited privacy. Between P.E. class and sports practice, you become used to undressing in front of strangers. Then somewhere along the way social media evolved and you grew accustomed to sharing every aspect of your life with your online friends.

Privacy is something we all seem to crave, yet give up every single day. It seems like we are always compromising our security. Social media doesn’t help with controlling our privacy either.

Even with ability to change privacy settings on your social media accounts, you still feel exposed. It’s a weird thing, feeling the need to share your whole life on social media. If you begin dating someone it’s not “official” until you post it on social media. The responsibility we feel to post about the exciting things in life on social media limits our privacy. Most of the time, we do not even realize we’re giving up our privacy.

Every time you go on vacation, or make a big investment, you post about. You’re presenting yourself in a way that you think will best represent yourself. The time you spend posting and perfecting your image on social media, can take away from your true self.

Ever noticed when you run into old friends and they already know all about your current life? Have you ever talked about an old high school friend with your current friend and judged all of their life choices you’ve seen them make through their social media? Everyone talks about everyone, and you open yourself up to that kind of scrutiny when you post on social media.

Even through you’re not young anymore, and you don’t have worry about your parents intruding on you, you still have to control yourself when it comes to your privacy. Being aware of what you’re putting out into the Internet world will help you control the amount of privacy you have in your life. Draw the line for your privacy and limit what you share.

Earthquake Preparation Before During and After

Earthquake Preparation: Before, During, and After

Earthquake Preparation Before During and After

If there were anything California is famous for besides Hollywood, it would probably be earthquakes. Californians are used to the impending doom of earthquakes and knowing how to properly seek shelter in any room. Even though we know that the “Big One” will hit us any moment, how prepared are we really?

It may seem like a broken record to talk about earthquakes, but the bottom line is they are a part of California. The best source for disaster readiness would be Ready.gov. It’s a government website that was put into place to help people plan for any natural disaster. They break down the process by separating each disaster into three phases: before, during, and after.

Before an earthquake:

  • Have an emergency kit.
  • Form a plan.
  • Prepare your home.
  • Mount large furniture to the walls.
  • Practice drills.

During an earthquake:

  • Get down on your knees.
  • Cover your neck and head with your hands.
  • Crawl to safety away from possible falling debris.
  • Stay where you are until shaking stops.

After an earthquake:

  • Once shaking has stopped assess the damage and possible dangers around you.
  • Remove yourself from dangerous environment if possible.
  • If you’re stuck, stay put and call for help if possible.
  • If you’re near the coast be prepared for tsunamis.
  • Prepare for aftershocks.

No one can be fully prepared for any natural disaster, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. By taking the time today to go over these safety precautions, you could be saving someone’s life. Don’t just wait for the “Big One” to hit, be prepared.