Every time I write on something, very first step I take is consult the dictionary; this time I didn’t. I felt that I need not to explain to you about Love. I used wikipedia to find the more appropriate definition of Social Engineering, which will be discussed later in the article. To write something you surely do have to read the stuff about it covering more than one angle to get the more holistic view that may be you as an author is missing. I Googled this topic many times but I found nothing close to my point of view. So, I thought It would be worth sharing (what I observed about this) comparison.
First, let me explain to you what is social engineering. According to wikipedia (which is not an authentic source and discouraged to cite as a researcher) Social Engineering is defined from two perspectives.
2: Social engineering is a discipline in political science that refers to efforts to influence popular attitudes and social behaviors on a large-scale, whether by governments or private groups. In the political arena, the counterpart of social engineering is political engineering.
Now I believe most of you have savvied the concept of Social Engineering.
Second, let me tell you why I am bringing these two (Love and Social Engineering) to a comparison. What I observed, as I spent a decade of my life in the 21st (Labelled as Modern) century, about Love and Love Birds around me. You as a reader have the very right to disagree, rant and vent you spleen in the comments area below.
I saw Love is no more a Love what we read, listened or preached. It has now become an art of “Social Engineering”. As defined earlier it (Love) has become a tool of manipulating people into performing actions or manipulating things into ones favor. It has become more of selfish thing. In this case, Con Master,(the 1st Lover) pretend to be in Love with other and ’cause the victim (2nd Lover) is also infatuated, hence he/she becomes emotionally dependent upon the Con Master and consequently self destruction starts. Perhaps, the when we can put words like Emotional Attachment and Con Master together it becomes more self explanatory.
Con Master in this case has nothing to lose, and Victim has everything to lose. Worst of all Con Master i.e. the Social Engineer manages to bring the Victim’s ego into the relationship and make them realize it is a glue that will help them to strengthen the relationship.
Con Master in this case has nothing to lose, and Victim has everything to lose. Worst of all Con Master i.e. the Social Engineer manages to bring the Victim’s ego into the relationship and make them realize it is a glue that will help them to strengthen the relationship. Ego glues emotional dependence to the victims head. Once it happens, both go poles apart. Con Master becomes head and Victim becomes its tail. Tail has to follow the head, whether head decides it to drag on the rough surface, on a soft rug or put it all above itself. Victim in these circumstances is solely on the mercy of the Master; the ‘Head trickster’.
In the end, Con Master leaves and Victim is left alone in the middle of nowhere. No happy ending 😦 . It was the selfish relation from the beginning and it was destined to happen. The lust behind this Engineering can be of money, pleasure, separation from dear ones or taking unlawful favors, but there is no one left to blame in the end.
Crux : Beware of Social Engineers disguised as Lovers
Inspiration: One of the victim’s email