Do you mind if your parents or friends read your diary?

Indonesia
May 18, 2007 5:59am CST
How do you keep your diary secret? I ask this because I understand that diary is a very personal and private book. It seems like the second self that nobody may read without permission. Is there anybody else you allow to read your diary?
7 responses
@Darkwing (21588)
18 May 07
No, my diary is personal to me and I trust that nobody will read it without my permission. If you have a problem with this, you can always buy a lockable diary, with a padlock on it, or alternatively, you can buy a locking box for your personal treasures and keep it in there. Brightest Blessings.
• Indonesia
18 May 07
Thank you, Darkwing. So far I have no problem with this. Thanks for your suggestion. Brightest Blessings to you too.
@Darkwing (21588)
18 May 07
You're very welcome. :-)
@lucy67 (819)
• China
22 May 07
if i think my diary might be read by others, perhaps i won't unburden my mind in the diary. i write diary in English and fortunately my husband doesn't know English and my son is too young to read my diary so i can just put my diary in the drawer without worry.
• Indonesia
23 May 07
Thanks Lucy67, using foreign language in writing diary is a good way I think. I do so when I'm writing a secret part of it. But still keeping it in a safe place would be the most important. Have nice days, Lucy!
@amgine (226)
• Philippines
22 May 07
its private and personal. so yes i would definitely mind. besides, being a parent doesnt automatically give you the right to read your child's diary.
• Indonesia
23 May 07
Thanks Amgine, I think I should keep it in my mind when the times of being parent come. God bless!
@fei1123 (56)
• China
22 May 07
I can't hold with that thing happen! If my parents or friends read my diary and I am not know what they do, I may pretend not know they do it. But I won't believe them in the future. I won't tell them about my secret and what I think about something. On the surface, I will also treat them as usual. On the other hand, if they see it and ask me something about what my diary said,I will be very angry.And I will quarrel with them seriously.For the friends,I will not say anything to them. Maybe you think what I will do is extremeness,but I can't hold with this!
• Indonesia
22 May 07
I can understand why you'll do that. It is hard to accept fact that other people knows our secret. In my experience, worries used to be dwell in my mind after knowing my secret was no longer a secret. But later I knew that my worries just diminished my possitive thinking about my life. Thanks for sharing, Fei1123. God bless you!
@bhawnam (1436)
• India
19 May 07
yes i do mind it very much.. once i tore and burnt my diary in anger when my elder sister read it .. why would i write it in a diary if i want the thought to be known by everyone... now to avoid such mishappenings i write in a secret code language that only i and my hubby can read.. i allow only him to read it. :)
• Indonesia
20 May 07
You did? I can imagine how anger were you that time. It seems that you love your dad very much that you willingly let him read your secret. If I were your hubby....then I'd understand your secret code! hehehe... Thanks Bhawnam! God bless you!
• United States
18 May 07
I used to have an actualy diary, but I havent written in it forever. BUT! I do keep a....(no laughing)...diary of intersting/weird dreams I have. My dad told me that you can come up with interesting stories from the right dreams, so I keep track of the more interesting ones I have. And I often share them with my family, but I dont really want them going through it.
• Indonesia
19 May 07
Yes, I do it so, LilyoftheThorns, not always actually. Diary means to me as notes of self achievement too, not just a chronicle or writing about what have happened. It makes the diary nice to read again. I think your dad is right about the right dreams. Thanks LilyoftheThorns... Keep tracking, and have nice days!
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
18 May 07
When I was in high school, I invented a little code and used it in my diary entries. While it worked very well, it was still a nuisance to use, making it more trouble than it was worth. I soon gave up using it, period. I also made up different personas, so that if my mom did read my diary, she would never guess that it was a diary in the first place or suspect that I was really the fictional person!
• Indonesia
19 May 07
Making up different personas is an interesting ide. I wish you do not forget your own persona...hehehe.. Thank you Scribe1...have a nice persona!