Privacy

I am such a private person... I like to have a place to express myself where no one I know will see, so that I can really be myself. I care a bit too much what people think of me, so I'm always careful of what I let people know about me. Even with my closest friends, there's always stuff they don't know about me, and I like it that way. I like having secrets.
mspac mspac
22-25, F
6 Responses Jul 23, 2007

It's okay if you share your secrets with us. We won't judge you :)

I know what you mean about liking to keep secrets. There is a lot my friends don't know about me, but it's stuff that wouldn't affect our friendship anyway. Sometimes I really just want to completely give away all my secrets so I have nothing to hide, but I always decide not to.

I overhead someone said to his colleague "everything ends in public domain nowadays so be careful with what you said". Like mspac "I am such a private person... I like to have a place to express myself where no one I know will see, so that I can really be myself. I care a bit too much what people think of me, so I'm always careful of what I let people know about me. Even with my closest friends, there's always stuff they don't know about me". People always "unload" to me & am a good listener and not judgemental. A friend told me recently "You are too soft, too kind, such a giver but shouldn't you start receiving for a change". I do unload my thoughts, my experiences, my sadness etc but always pen on paper which I keep hidden". Sometimes the person you want to really unload to, the person that matters most not always want to listen, or understand what you are trying to do. So I am checking "public domain" maybe not bad thing as long as i can be anonymous.

I came here to be anonymous, but I found that I much prefer the things I say to have a picture of me next to them, and I am not worried about anybody in particualr finding my profile anymore. I am me and I am okay.

You both have some good points-<br />
anonymity vs friendshiplyness- is something to take as it goes.<br />
Dirty laundry- feels good to let some of it air, as long as it doesn't fly away on you.<br />
attention grabbing- something I feel strongly about myself. I do not wish to make myself just another face in the crowd of `look at me, look at me!` So maybe there is a way to do this cautiously, with intentions in their right and respectful places? I am still learning about this stuff....

I came here to be anonymous. I must admit it didn't last all that long, too many good people about. The funny thing is, once you've unloaded your secrets here, amongst everybody else's secrets, none of that really seems to matter quite as much. Which is nice. When everyone is chucking out their dirty laundry, yours is just more to the pile :)