Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For Your Consideration: Entitled Observers

A while back a friend and I were discussing "transparency" and hit upon something I called entitled observers. Entitled Observers are people who essentially go looking for stuff, ideas, topics in real life and online so that they can pass judgement or give their opinions where they have little or no vested interest. The extreme Entitled Observers end up being moralists, bigots and reactionaries. More subtle Entitled Observers are the nosy busy bodies who have to be "in" on all the cool stuff, secrets and/or gossip. The problem is that many of these people do not realize is that not everyone values their opinions as highly as they do nor should people be expected to change their behaviors just because others are uncomfortable or misunderstanding what they are doing. Live and Let Live, I say.

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