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 :-)