What’s Your Password?

With my attention span, I’m barely able to get through an hour long movie, let alone 2 hours. Which probably is one of the reasons I was never an avid Netflix user. Netflix has taken over my generation. Shows from Orange Is The New Black to Sons Of Anarchy, are able to be viewed at anytime and any place. Having a good set of friends allows not only for advice, but for their Netflix passwords as well. That was until today, in which it is now deemed illegal to share passwords. It is apparent that sharing passwords causes trouble, but now you can be jailed for trying to watch season two of Daredevil.

I’m not sure what America is trying to gain from creating this law. The jails are already filled with petty criminals, and I’ll be damned if I have to do time, because all I wanted to do was kill time. Sharing passwords is a thing people do. You know, there are people in this world, that unfortunately, still trust other people with valuable information. A Netflix account may not be as valuable as a credit card, but if you have to do time for either, that’s a risk I’m not willing to take.

Thankfully, I’ve excluded myself from multiple social networks. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are all blurs to me. Netflix, on the other hand, is something I rarely use, but something that I will not let go. Just because my mother is the account holder means I can’t use the account? You’re telling me I can’t use the account of the women who raised me, fed me, created, and emptied out my savings bond, that’s ridiculous.

Sharing accounts is something people do.  To many individuals, a password is just a couple letters and numbers. These individuals shouldn’t be penalized because their gullible. They shouldn’t be penalized because they have a big heart. The last thing America needs is to condemn those who have confidence in mankind, because they aren’t many out there like that. I’ve missed multiple job opprotunities because I didn’t want to share my social security, let alone my street address. 

America needs to get rid of this law, not only because nobody is going to follow it, but because I’m locked out of my mother’s Netflix account and need to use my ex girlfriend’s.


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