I work in a field where everyone I work with should be just as concerned with privacy as I am. They do not have the excuse of being naive to what and how data is being collected on us and used.In general, the news is constantly reporting the companies the public uses every day abusing their trust, selling their info and also having the info stolen via breaches.Yet for some reason, people across the board look at me goofy (at a minimum) when I say any of the following for example:Wanting to get away from google or de-Google.Deleting social media accounts.Picking devices like phones, laptops, tablets, etc based on how much they respect my personal info/privacy.Changing/Using software from more trustworthy choices (like Firefox instead of Chrome, DuckDuckGo instead of Google, LibreOffice instead of MS Office, Linux vs Windows)Refusing to sign up for store “loyalty” cards.That I check and keep track of my Credit ScoreUsing strong passwords and good security practices.Covering my webcam on laptops when not using it.etc.I have even had people say things like: “What are you hiding?”, “Whatever, they are gonna get my information somehow.”, “As long as its free and is the best I dont care.”, etc.These scenarios, mind you, are not me getting on a soap box and breaching the good word. This is people asking me about a choice I have made that they observe. IE: I got a new phone and they ask why or they see my browser and ask why I am not using Chrome, etc. Its not like I am standing on the corner and to a stranger go “pst, hey you…yea you…they are tracking you man…you know, the MAN…hes watching you…everywhere man…”.Ill have those people ask me why, and its a case where when I say it out loud, and they are looking at me like I am wearing a tin hat, I just feel like there is no way I can verbalize the why. I mean its hard to think any rational, relatively smart person wouldn’t want to protect their privacy…yet it seems the majority not only dont care, but cant even understand why we would find it important.I have tried explaining it in a frame where I dont mind giving some data, knowingly, when the service is worth the “cost” in the information I have given but I dont want a single company to have “too much” personal information on me. The reason being, even if they have the best intentions, a breach in their security could be very harmful but with my info spread out a single breach would have less impact.I have tried pointing out companies abusing peoples privacy, like the recent Facebook thing where it turns out they even use your 2FA info and account recovery phone number in ads/etc, and they seem generally un-phased by it. Again usually falling back to the “What are you hiding” bit.Its as if they have accepted, no more than that…that its become “normal” to have a lack of privacy and thus wanting privacy is somehow “abnormal”, “paranoid” and “shady”.So how do you, can you even, explain to someone your stance on a privacy/security topic when they ask about it without sounding like a conspiracy theorist to them?