Monday, March 25, 2013
Foucault gives us the notion of the disciplining gaze, the idea that if we believe someone is always watching us, we will behave differently. As children, we are told that no matter where we are or what we do, God is watching us. He knows everything there is to know about us. For some people, the fact that we cannot see God with our own eyes may be enough to make them not care about His judgement. For others, it may.
In today's society, whether we realize it or not, we are being watched most hours of the day. There is video surveillance in almost every store, elevator, business and other places that we may not even know. The truth of the matter is, we are being watched, but does that really change people's behavior? It comes down to the type of character a person holds and what morality means to them. Simply put, some people don't care if they are being watched.