I know a lot of people say that you should never set an 'easy' password as your actual password, because it's then easy for others to hack into your personal accounts.
However, if everyone knows that people won't set 'easy' passwords, doesn't that mean that setting an 'easy' password would be the safest option? Since nobody would expect you to be setting an easy password, in setting one, you would ensure that nobody would be able to guess it. They'd immediately discount all the 'easy' password combinations.
I guess as a counterargument, true hackers will still try easy password combinations (not that I personally know one). But I guess if you think about it, if normal civilians such as me can understand this reverse psychology concept, it doesn't stop anyone from getting it.
After all, people tend to want to stay one step ahead of the game. By thinking that people could arrive at the conclusion: "Since simple passwords are never recommended, I'll do the unexpected and set a simple password", it all draws them (nosy people) back to testing simple password combinations. In which case, this whole idea of "doing the unexpected" would actually backfire entirely.
So, would staying ahead of the game be to just set a complicated password?
It's the same case with the game "Scissors, Paper, Rock". I've been told by many people that starting with scissors is always a surefire way to win. I can say with confidence that this method does work (since I've tried it myself). However, if everyone knows and starts with scissors, wouldn't it therefore be better to play out rock for a surefire win? But then, what happens if people think about that, and play out rock, thinking that they're able to stay one step ahead? If that's the case, it would therefore be much better to play out paper.
So, is paper the wiser choice to play out first?
BUT-- if your opponent has already thought as far as that to strategically play out paper, then wouldn't that mean that scissors is better???
So..... does that mean that after all this long winded, complicated thought process, I'm back to the original position of playing out scissors.....?
Okay. I think I'm going to stop now.
On a lighter note, I've recently finished watching Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. Whilst I haven't really had the chance to write about it on here, I found this website's episodic reviews extremely entertaining. I especially loved the Code Geass reference this blogger made regarding the first episode of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei.