Break your silence if you would, before the sun goes down for good
It was at dinner on Saturday night with my fellow #socreccamp attendees that Alex Hens asked me a question that has really been troubling me. I can’t quite remember the wording, but in essence he asked me whether I ever regretted starting this whole thing, being anonymous, being theHRD, being a loudmouth idiot who shoots his mouth off left, right and centre.
I can’t quite remember the conversation (there were a number of beers involved) but I do remember saying, “well at some point I’m going to have to kill off the HRD”. At some point, I’m going to have to kill off the HRD……there you go. That is the truth of it. At some point I’m going to have to decide to live in one world or the other. I can’t keep attending events in the real world and hoping to keep up my anonymity. It just won’t work.
Sooner or later someone or other is going to rumble me. They’ll find out one way or another, either by luck or through endeavor. Hopefully they’ll be friendly and keep it to themselves. But then it will ultimately put them in a difficult situation too. If they’re not friendly and they decide to use that information either for their own personal kicks or for other nefarious activities….well it doesn’t bear thinking about.
And this is before you start to consider issues of other people’s freedoms. The freedom to take photographs at events without me having to dive behind a pillar, pull my cap down over my face or ask politely that they are either pixellated or removed. I mean really….what sort of a jumped up idiot does that make me? It just isn’t fair on others despite how courteous and obliging they are for now.
So, at some point the HRD will meet his maker. Well his maker will meet him. Or they’ll meet together and decide a dusty drawer in a cupboard in the attic of the internet is the right place for him. It’s not quite now, it’s not quite yet. But it will happen, because it has to.
I find that kinda sad.
PS. I took the photo on the first night of #socreccamp. I hope you like it.