Friday, 23 March 2018

Making a Suitably Honest Impression

All theatre is deception.  Its purpose is to convince.

Honesty breaks the fourth wall.

It is possible to display an honest impression without being honest at all.

It is also possible to appear to be dishonest when the truth is actually the opposite.

Have you ever been the victim of a set up?

Have you ever had your reputation unfairly besmirched?

The manipulative tools of impression management can easily be distorted through digital means.

The mass media has been distorting reputations for many decades, if not centuries.

Do you prefer to display a realist view to yourself or a romantic one, or even a surreal demeanour?

Many people are far more intelligent than their academic qualifications suggest.  Stress causes all sorts of people to think unreasonably.

Do you convey intelligence to other people or do they think you are rather dimwitted?

How do you know whether a seemingly intelligent person is also a truly good person?

There are many evil, exploitative practices, including journalistic ones.  The people involved in them are willing to encourage ill-informed, stressed individuals into experiencing unrelenting debt.  The perpetrators of such obnoxiousness consequentially destroy the mental health of their victims, through unrelenting threats.

Bullies often have the ability to make a suitably honest impression when it suits them to do so.  They want to be believed, hence they put on an act of helpfulness, before pouncing.

But being too honest, by giving away privacy, is very stupid indeed.

How much of your private life is already known to potentially predatory persons?

Have you ever been treated abusively by vengeful individuals.

Have you ever been abusively persuaded that you have no alternative but to purchase a particular product or service against your will?

Unless you are aware that social media manipulation is only one sort of dangerous intrusion into privacy, you are unlikely to understand that mental health issues pervade many societal problems. 

If you do not want to deal with robots, voice-activated software, set-up-to-fail website interactions, and/or fake and nasty robo-debts, then you are quite within your rights to be treated as a human being, by respectful human beings. within an equitable legal jurisdiction.

Yet all over the world, government, corporate, communal and criminal intrusions into privacy erode human dignity and interpersonal trust.  There is much unjustified surveillance and self-interested prying.

Who is seeking information about you and your indignation, and why?  

Unless you have managed to avoid being indoctrinated into an oppressive religious culture, military culture, police culture, sporting culture or a similarly hierarchical and coercive social system, how do you know you have a mind of your own?

How do you know you have your own best interests at heart when making decisions?

Which of your indiscreet relatives and acquaintances reveal sensitive information about you through their undignified small talk, in both the physical and digital worlds?

Who has compromised your security by compromising your privacy?