Ok, I admit it… I used to spy on people. I fancied myself a regular Harriet the Spy, and I even had a spy route. But I was only 10.
When I matured, I knew that spying was wrong… so I gave it up. And took on “observing.” Same behavior, different label.
I don’t go into anybody’s private business. I don’t read mail that’s not for me. I don’t do dumpster-diving for financial information. I just pay attention.
And one thing I’ve noticed is that you can tell a lot about somebody by what they read.