Living in public means living out in the open for everyone else to see…to expose private parts of your life. Everyone lives their lives in the public at least a little bit; for example, we may consider our private information (such as address and phone number) out in the public if a store where you bought a tv “shares” your private information with a partner vendor, or we share information with others through different public sites like Facebook, Twitter and so on. However, some people have more information open to the public than others; for example, politicians, celebrities, sports figures, newscasters, etc… expose more of their private life to a public extreme.
Whenever information is shared with the public, it has to be shared with the following points in mind:
- if a person has a problem” X”, that person can get help from another person who has had the same problem
- A person can probably find a job if he makes his information public. Two sites often used are https://www.facebook.com/careers and www.linkedin.com.
- A person can probably raise money for a special cause
- Police and government can solve crime cases or get help to resolve government commitments by posting the problem to the public
- Can create problems for a person who tells a friend something bad related to work through Facebook, Twitter, etc … and then that person’s workplace finds out about the comments and fires the person.
- If personal information is stolen, that information can generate financial issues and all kinds of troubles.
Actors like Jeremy Renner, Robert Downy Jr, etc… live most of their careers in public since their careers depend on the public’s opinion. For example, here are two critics’ sites
Living in public or sharing information with the public can bring either good or bad experiences, right?
For example an actor, actress or a person that works to entertain the public (by being famous) can be stalked by paparazzi or harassed by the entertain media when they interfere with their personal lives by extracting information (what they eat, like dislike,…etc), pictures or even home-videos and post or sell that information to the public. This example can be considered a bad experience for some but for others, it is a way to sell the famous.
On the other hand, living in public or working for the public or media can orient, teach or help the public by sharing or exposing personal experiences (http://tonyhortonsworld.com/, http://www.brucelee.com/) that can inspire others to do better with their lives.
Given the above examples, does living your life out in the public eye bring more harm or more good to the average person who doesn’t have money to pay for a personal public relations manager?