Website worries

November 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

If you are reading this now, it means that my website is up and running and that hasn’t been a common thing of late!

My website has been hacked three times in the last three weeks. In fact, during that time, it has been offline more than it has been on. It’s proved frustrating, especially for a not tech-savvy person like myself. Fortunately, my husband is pretty good at those kinds of things and he has been excellent at working out what to do to fix it.

It’s a pain that we have to do it just because there are people out there who feel the need to cause problems for others. Some friends of ours had their site hacked recently too, and the hacker left them a note to say sorry, but he was just trying out his hacking skills. Gee, thanks for that!

What is it about people that make them feel that doing this to others is okay? Is it the excitement of doing something that’s wrong? I guess that could be part of it. Sometimes people enjoy doing things that they think are a little bit naughty, although I think this goes beyond that. It has cost me both money and time to get my website running again. Maybe it’s the challenge of trying to overcome the problems or the prestige of doing something that other people can’t do. I guess there are people out there in computerland who find these kinds of skills impressive.

Whatever the reason, I think it shows a lack of empathy and consideration. I’m not one of those people who thinks it’s a sign of how bad society is these days – there have always been people around that like to do this kind of thing; they’ve just used other avenues – however, I wish people would think twice before doing it.

But when I do think these things I regularly catch myself wondering if there are things in my own life that don’t measure up when it come to empathy and consideration. Get me behind the wheel of a car, for instance, and empathy goes out the window. You’d better not take my spot or there’ll be hell to pay! So I guess I’m not perfect in that department either. Perhaps it’s merely a question of having a different idea of what is the most important way to show consideration for others. Mine just don’t tend to take place when I’m behind the wheel of a car!

What about you? In what way do you show that you consider others? Are there other areas in society where you feel empathy is lessening? Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

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