Daily Prompt : Privacy

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Privacy

There are certain things in a person’s life where one requires  privacy.  The place where I come from  whether you like it or not, people in general will ask you questions that you’d rather not answer. Such as, ‘are you married?’

If you say no, next question, ‘why not, or there are no proposals yet? I know a  real nice, rich guy, he is so rich you can sleep on a bed of money!’

Here is a little anecdote about me. After completing my studies, I took a job in a Residential Model School. One of my colleagues invited me to visit her.I went to her house, dressed  in a Saree. I met the mother of my colleague, as soon as I sat down. She asked me, ‘how many children do you have?’

At first this direct question confused me, immediately I gathered myself and replied, ‘I have 42 boys.’

The expression on her face was indescribable, it looked as if she lost her voice, she instantly looked at her daughter who was bringing some tea for us. She overheard what I said, laughed and explained, ‘no mom, she means she has forty-two boys in her class.’

Mom was relieved to hear that. The point I’m getting at, they take for granted I’m married, therefore the question she thinks proper to ask  is how many children do I have.

Indirectly I made her aware, it was not the right question.

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365 Writing Prompt: Do not disturb

How do you manage your online privacy? are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online? Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway?

I have very few followers of my blog, I’m happy with the number. I post as little as possible about myself. I haven’t found my followers curious about me, they seem to be contented with the information I give and do not ask questions about anything else.

To me this is the way it should be.

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365 Writing Prompt: No longer a mortal

You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal.Now that you’ve got forever what changes will you make in your life? how will you live differently , knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions?

When I think of immortal, I think of all the definitions of this word: living forever; not mortal; divine;likely or worthy to be famous for all time; a person of enduring fame.

I think I’d rather be mortal than live up to any of these definitions. I am comfortable with the life I’m living, any change from it will not be desirable for me.

The fact that I’ll be expected to live differently is not a favorable option. The idea of trying things that I have not done before will be a pain for me, and the idea I’ll always be around to be accountable for my actions is not appealing to me.

I think I’m doing all right,I’m a good person. I am not anxious to be famous, fame can be a difficult thing.Think about Princess Diana, she was famous, she never had her privacy, there were people always ready to take advantage of her in all sorts of ways, she eventually paid the price, she  died at a very young age.

My life is simple,I go where I want to, I visit my friends without being interrupted by outsiders. I am free,  to me this is the best way of living my life. I do not mind being mortal.



365 days Writing Prompt: Do not Disturb

How do you manage your online privacy? Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online?Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway?

I maintain my privacy by not writing too much about myself,I stick to the bare minimum. One must always be cautious about writing things about themselves in very public places. 

While we are moving ahead in technology, and it is a good thing but in some cases it might jeopardize our privacy by things that are too easy to find. Identity theft is one of the main causes of fear, why must anyone make it easy for those who are there to cause you damage.

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/365-days-writi…do-not-disturb/

DP Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb Post by Ranu

There are ways to manage ones privacy. I know those who are online,at least some will try to know certain things,if it is advantageous to them. This is an age of technology,one has to be cautious.You are never sure who is keeping track of you. So I try to keep some things about me private.

I  try to be careful  about blogging,I don’t know who is genuine,who is not. These things comes to mind. I do not have many followers,the ones I have,I know them.


Privacy (Photo credit: g4ll4is)ones I have, I know them through online courses I take. I feel all right. This is all I can  say.