Would you peek at your lover's hard drive after they died?
According to a recent survey in Japan of women in their 20s and 30s, a shocking 72% said they would not respect the privacy of a recently deceased husband or lover! Here's why.
Trust is one of the most important aspects of a relationship. If you don't have mutual trust and respect, the odds are something's not right. So what does it mean when 72% of young women surveyed by popular magazine Weekly SPA!, claimed that they would look through the hard drives on their husbands' and lovers' computers if and when they die? Am I the only one that thinks that's crazy? Please tell me I'm not!
Most of the reasons given were so that they could find contact information for friends and family, so they could notify them of the unfortunate circumstances. That makes sense. But how about just looking through the contact list on their phones? Other women said they'd just be curious. I understand curiosity and all, and I do understand that feeling of just wanting to know, but the dead can't defend themselves and they can't explain anything! What if you pull up something you didn't want to know about your dead lover, whether it's an email exchange with somebody or some website, and your opinion and memories of them change forever? You'll be caught up your own assumptions, some of which will be wrong, no matter what you find on that drive. Maybe it's human nature to want to know everything about your loved ones, but I hope that whomever I'm with doesn't feel right about doing that to me.
That being said... better go write up a will!