Opinions: Dell’s intel: People are nosey

There’s no need to budge into a life that isn’t mine


In this photo illustration, Erin Mocker laughs at a juicy “secret” told by Taylor Krause (11).

I want to know why people get so deep into others’ business that they obviously shouldn’t be involved in.

Recently I saw the article “Stop Judging Monica Lewinsky.”  She stepped back into the spotlight to talk  to the world essentially about the harmful effects of cyber bullying.

With cyber bullying, for example, anyone who is victimized by it loses their self esteem and gradually becomes more and more depressed. Cyber bullying hurts people. It hurts them badly. And sometimes, it hurts them to the point where they don’t want to live anymore.

Cyber bullying is a serious issue.

Her message got me to thinking about her sex scandal back in 1998 with President Clinton and why exactly it was such a big deal. 

Yes, I understand that he was the president of the United States at the time; being a public figure, his business is everyone’s business.

There are two types of public figures; the first group is people who are in positions of power and are able to influence society: i.e. the president, actors, etc. “The second category of public figures is called ‘limited-purpose’ public figures. These are individuals who ‘have thrust themselves to the forefront of particular controversies in order to influence the resolution of the issues involved:” : i.e. Dr. Eric Knost, RSD superintendent and face of the district; Mrs. Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother; etc.

But, even if people are in positions of power, their personal lives are still none of my business. People need to get their noses out of other people’s personal lives.

Every private individual (not the President, but you get the point) has a right to privacy and a right to not talk about things they don’t want to talk about.

The article cites Lewinsky saying she feared that she would be literally humiliated to death. People giving too much of their pathetic time to make someone humiliated and feel bad is the lowest thing on the planet. 

Have we lost all humanity?

Cornell University Law School states,” Distinct from the right of publicity protected by state common or statutory law, a broader right of privacy has been inferred in the Constitution.” The right to privacy for people is not stated in the Constitution, although the general idea of it has always been implied in our society.

I know I am not the only one who feels people need to take a step out of their lives. I hear from friends all the time about others who budge their little noses into their lives and ask them question after question.

I hate when another friend and I get into a fight and the entire world decides that they need to be involved in the fight, too. When me and Kendra don’t agree with each other, for example where to go to dinner somewhere, our friends decide to put themselves in the fight when they weren’t even invited in the first place.

Does my personal life really interest people that much?

Well, it shouldn’t.

When I see my sister and her friends talk about the girls in their grade and how many boyfriends they have within a month all I can think is why does it matter. They are not friends.

If the situation doesn’t affect me, and I am not a part of it, I don’t try to put myself into the issue.

No one wants people in their private life, so why are people getting into others?

As humans, sometimes our lives are boring, and we feel the need to add more action. Consequently, we invade others’ lives to try and find something to pass the time.

Instead of putting my nose in other peoples’ lives, I am going to focus on fulfilling my own.