secret is not a secret

@msedge (4012)
United States
July 1, 2008 2:38pm CST
I just remember a friend before told me this concept that if you have a secret you have to keep it by yourself because if you tell someone about it, its not a secret anymore.I was thinking, i don't have any secret then because i have few friends who always know everything about me.I would feel better if i have it express to someone else.What are your views about this?
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5 responses
• Canada
1 Jul 08
I feel that there are two kinds of secrets. One a secret that is your secret and yours alone Two a secret shared among a agreed upon group of people (a family secret, a secret among friends, etc).
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I totally agree with you.There are things that we have to keep for ourselves only and there are also that we need to share to the people we trust.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
Hi msedge, I consider that secret is something that I can’t share it with others even my loved one or best friend. Should it be leaked out then is no longer a secret anymore. I understand in many cases that if someone promises you to keep the secret after telling him about it. Very often many couldn’t be trusted and the secret would spread more rapidly among friends eventually. I feel it would be better if you could express your feeling by writing it in your diary to release your uneasy feeling due to keeping a secret.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Yes you are right in keeping yourself by yourself that means its a secret that only you knows and i think that is exactly the meaning of secret means.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 08
Thank you msedge, for selecting mine as the best response. Really it’s a burden and a tension to keep a secret always. So I could only release my uneasy feeling to write it in my daily. I feel relaxed after expressing my feeling to my dear friend, dairy as I have unloaded the burden for keeping the secret. Happy posting and have a nice day.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
15 Jul 08
You deserve it!Take care and see you again!
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
for me, i have a secret that only me knows... and share some other secrets to my friends... that it depends on you.. because a secret is a confidential thing between the two person... and i think if it is more than three, then its not a secret anymore... but, if it is as a group our in a group i think it is still a secret...
@msedge (4012)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Yes, there are things that we have to keep by ourlselves and there are also that shared with the people you trust.
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I tend to agree with your friend... Secret is a secret until you tell somebody... Then it's not a secret anymore... That's why I don't have any secrets... Somebody in my life knows something about me, mostly my girl friend... She know pretty much everything about me... Granted there are little things I forget to tell her now & then but that's little different... When I do remember it, I tell her as soon as I remember it...
@msedge (4012)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Lol!You are just like me.I won't feel at ease if i just keep something by myself.I always share it to someone that i could trust.
• Lubbock, Texas
1 Jul 08
I am a very private person and if I told a person a "secret" about me, I would expect it to go no further. I understand what you mean about needing to express to someone your secret, but I rarely do, because I don't know anyone who wouldn't tell someone else, who would feel like they just had to tell someone else. . .and on and on and it certainly wouldn't be a secret any longer.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Yes, exactly what i mean.You got me!