Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I don't want to know about evil

This morning I have been talking with my husband about the whole Facebook/Instagram photo-ripping thing, about the fact that online stuff is not 'safe' and can be stolen.

And I didn't realise quite how I feel about it until now.

The fact is, there are people who are sad in the world, there are people who are twisted, there are people who spend their time scrabbling around in bullshit, ripping other people's stuff for their own purpose. With evil or good intent.

And I want to clear up how I feel about that.

The line "I don't want to know about evil, I only want to know about love" by John Martyn pretty much sums it up for me.

Neither I, nor anyone but the person/ persons involved, can control the fact that some people out there in the world are in pain, or are wrapped up in fear, greed, whatever. Those people do what they do, whether there's an Internet or not. Their misery is pitiful but it's theirs. It wasn't invented or created by me or any photos of mine or of my kids, that they might steal.

I'll take care of my Karma, and you take care of yours, is my philosophy.

I'm not going to live in the shadows of the Internet, lurking, being afraid, being paranoid, any more than I would do being out and about in the real world, where people can take pictures of my kids in secret or pictures of us. I am not going to give one ounce of my energy and time to paranoia about it.

Other peoples bullshit does not concern me.

I only care about good things, love, peace and happinness, and my focus and energy are on those. If I turn away from crappy enterprises that other people wish to involve themselves in, I am knowing about evil. And as I said already -

I only want to know about love :-)


  1. Totally with you on this. Sharing this with my Irish blogger group as we were discussing it yesterday and you put it much more eloquently than I could. Can I ask why the topic came up for you? Have I missed something personal or national? It just come up in two groups I belong to this weekend

  2. Totally agree with you as well. This pretty much sums up my sentiments on it. I don't want to waste my energy worrying about what some weirdo may or may not do with a harmless photo that I tweet or include in my blog. There are weirdos everywhere, and if I was to truly worry about them I wouldn't step outside the front door. Life is too short. :)

  3. Ditto, well put :-) must be in the air at the moment!

  4. I really don't know what sparked it - just a series of conversations over the last couple of years generally.... this is of course completely separate from the other facebook stuff which is deplorable....but again.....facebook doesn't create pain and twistedness in people.....people create it..... and I feel truly sorry for anyone being abused in any form. But that as I say, is entirely separate from my point....