Hello Vicers and guests! Today I wanted to pose another question to you as I start a vlogging channel myself. The question comes to mind when I scroll on YouTube and YouTube shorts and I find videos or snippets of people's lives. These things could range from something goofy like a couple dancing to a song, to a mother and a toddler playing dress-up. This may seem harmless, but what happens when the couple shares their blatant lack of use of birth control and celebrates having more kids than they can handle, or the toddler becomes a one year old, wearing wigs and makeup. These are rough examples but bear with me.
Now you could argue, "its none of our business they are living their lives," however, they did choose to share on the internet in the end. Where are the boundaries of what we share?
The reasons why people share can vary from person to person. It really doesn't matter why, unless you are unhealthily seeking validation from the internet. Should we share and how much? I think it is fine to share. People are innately social creatures and we love to see others and learn from others experiences, be it for truly educational purposes or just curiosity. However, there are really no guidelines for when it becomes too much. However, I'm not saying it needs to be regulated.
People know their own limits and boundaries, usually. Though there are a lot of impressionable people on the internet from those who share and those who consume alike. People always agree and disagree with something, but normalizing putting certain things on the internet and then having the more "questionable" things encouraged worries me to say the least. You probably are thinking about something you saw right now without me having to even cite an example, so I won't even go there.
I think it's up to each person to decide what is enough for them, though certain things do put the poster and the more impressionable people at risk. For me personally, I'm still deciding where to draw that line. Until I solidify it more, I will share only what I feel comfortable with. What do you think? Should it be up to the people sharing or should we hold audiences more accountable? Thanks for reading!
This may seem harmless, but what happens when the couple shares their blatant lack of use of birth control and celebrates having more kids than they can handle, or the toddler becomes a one year old, wearing wigs and makeup. These are rough examples but bear with me.
Really early exposure to massive amounts of attention is detrimental for a lot of children. If they become to recognizable, too fast, without someone who's experienced in that area to help them navigate it leads to a ton of mental issues for them as the become adults. There are countless examples in Hollywood of people with mental illnesses because of experiences with fame and Hollywood making them grow up faster than they should have
At the root of it all, this comes down to capitalism. People will exploit themselves and their own families for clout. And clout=money in todays society. Thus, you have people willing to do anything for it.
I don't think it's necessarily something we can/should do something about. Making people more self-aware of the pitfalls of doing anything for the almighty clout.