We live in a culture, particularly in urban areas in which exposure is a social mandate. Everyone has at least one social site, one place where they share their opinions, and it’s assumed that if you don’t you must be working on it. The social nature of the internet (or the need for social sites to extract user data) has built a system that promotes engagement and the sharing of personal information. But while fame is associated with fortune, not all exposure is good.
Think of the whistleblower, the undercover agent, the lottery winner, or even those simply predisposed to a more private life. When each one of these are exposed, congratulated, or outed, their entire life changes – and not necessarily for the better.
So be wise about what you share, who you share with, and when you are exposed. If it’s going to happen, and it probably will, at least let it be for a good purpose.