Being responsible is having self drive of doing things that are beneficial to everyone around without being selfish. Trustworthy, honest, self control and love are the values that should be acquired by a responsible person. When a person cares about other people's welfares, he/she is always updated on the issues affecting other people and contributes in solving them. However, the world is not what it used to be decades ago. The fore fathers built this nation on the foundation of trust. This no longer exists in the world we live in today. We have neighbors turning against neighbors and siblings turning against each other all in the spirit of competition. The deep desire to succeed and be the best has transformed people. People are willing to go to extremes to succeed without considering the feelings of others.
Persuasion is the inner influence that pushes one to do something that was intended to be accomplished. It is the influence that boosts ones spirit when one is feeling like giving up. Persuasion has a couple of theories that elaborates the influences it brings to our lives. Elaboration livelihood model (ELM) is one of them and it define attitude in facing different situations. It distinguishes the two routes that one uses before he or she pursues to something in life. Elaboration livelihood model is like having a discussion and arguing with your mind in order to decide the best way to go about a certain matter. This is whereby one tries to make a decision that is favorable for them and the people around.
Sometime one is in a situation where he/she is forced to do something to return a favor to someone in need who had ones offered assistance. For example some came to see you when you were sick in the hospital and when she is sick and you have to attend to something important you leave your responsibilities and attend to or her just to satisfy her and make her see that you are responsible. There are other theories such as bait and switch, forced compliances, social influence, scarcity principle, information manipulation theory, ultimate terms and the weak tie theory. This is some how being responsible although it is done just to return the favor. Nowadays being responsible for other people is not common and people depend on machines to do this.
The world we live in is changing at an alarming rate as a result of all the new discoveries that have been made over the years. These new discoveries have been aided by the availability of better learning facilities and equipment. These were not available in the early days. As scientists continue to discover and invent new equipment, the world is adapting them and incorporating them in the societies. As a result, the world we are living in is heavily dependent on inventions and machines to carry out tasks. Moreover, as a result of the advanced technology, people are getting more intelligent hence they are able carry out more researches of their own as well as make their own new inventions.
Once this technology is introduced into the society, not all of it is used for the good of others in society. This is because, some people use technology to harm others rather than help them. Monitoring gadgets are examples of such misused technology. This is because if used correctly, the monitoring tools are used to impact on the society positively. On the other hand if such technology falls in the wrong hands many people can be harmed and scores of others put at risk. Therefore, caution must be exercised at all times especially when entrusting new technology to others. Scientists and governments should consult each other and establish the impact of introducing a new technology in society.
As a result of advanced technology in the world today, software programs are designed every day. These soft wares are used as tools to enhance the 'spying' hence, no one are untouchable or out of reach. We also have software's that are used to hack into government's mainframe. Unauthorized people are then getting access to personal and confidential government files. A good example is the Wiki leak reports from the American embassy. This was as a result of a hacker who managed to access the data the embassy held and decided to use it to stir trouble.
This has resulted in a lot of distrusts in government diplomats all over the world hence creating tension. This proves that the technology that is emerging is unbiased and efficient. Moreover, it can access anything and anyone irrespective of the position held. Some of the tools used may include social media such as Google alerts set around the intended target, twitter search, back type and the web grader. All the above are tools used for spying yet they seem completely harmless to the user. Companies place Google alerts on their competitors hence they manage to study their competitors' strengths and weaknesses without the competitors even realizing it. Through this, the business world has been transformed into a corrupt affair.
However, not all monitoring is done with bad intentions. An instance is when a government is monitoring people's computers and the information they are accessing. It is only through monitoring that officials are able to apprehend criminals. For example, people who could be downloading child pornography as well as accessing other illegal websites. The government also monitors the people by using the satellites and CCTV cameras. Through these, the government can identify any individuals with destructing characteristics in the community as well as reduce crime levels in the country. Therefore, just like everything else in the universe; monitoring gadgets have their merits as well as their demerits. When governments are monitoring information in order to prevent a national disaster, for example, terrorism, the monitoring can be justified. This is because the cause is just and done to benefit the society.
As much as we would want to complain and protest about the invasion of privacy we are nowadays exposed to, we cannot blame anyone but ourselves for this turn of events. This is because we are living in a society that has corrupt morals and has no respect whatsoever to human life and integrity. This is shown every day in newsrooms. We see numerous suicide bombers taking down building and killing innocent people almost every day. Moreover, this has been heightened by the increase in terrorist activities all over the world hence, necessitating the government to keep everyone in check. This is done to avoid any impending disaster that may arise if people are allowed to do as they so please.
Therefore, although the monitoring may at times seem unfair and unnecessary, we should always remember that it is better to be safe than sorry and that the prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, we should consider ourselves lucky to have a government that is willing to invest so much time and man power to watch over its citizens to keep them safe. Moreover, this monitoring discourages crime as the likelihood of getting caught is very high. This makes the environment safe place to live in with those we love.
Nevertheless, these monitoring gadgets are not used to watch out for the other and making sure that they are on the right path, but instead they are used to ensure transparency. According to Psychologists, being responsible begins with one's mentality and is seen by the way a person relates with other people. Apart from self responsibility, one should be able to mind the welfare of others especially in decision making.