Is privacy important to you?

@Fulltank (2894)
Philippines
December 22, 2009 10:57pm CST
I guess the privacy isn't much of a topic in our house. I shared room with my brothers and my parents knew who am I dating at high school and college. We are all an open when it comes to family matters and even private ones with each other. I have teach this idea to my own family now and I think we don't have any angst about it. But some people are not like me, many have treated privacy in different manner. How about you how important is privacy to you.
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9 responses
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Privacy is important to me when is comes to truely personal things. Something like who I was dating did not fall into that category when I was young or now. But some things are personal in a relationship or marriage or family and should be kept private. I have had some girlfriends and an ex-wife who I felt shared too much private personal information with friends of theirs who were not that much of a friend of mine and I felt they should not have done that.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
See, were on the different side. In my family, secrets such are yours are open discussions in the dinner table.
@srganesh (6344)
• India
24 Dec 09
Everybody needs some privacy to some extent.There are somethings which can be personal which you won't like to discuss even to your best friend.I hope there should be something left within us that is unknown to others.Otherwise speaking,we live a vegetable kind of existence.
@l33tgirl (289)
• New Zealand
24 Dec 09
Privacy I think is very important. So is being open however which is a contradiction. You should feel comfortable enough to tell your friends and family information but if you aren't people should respect that and not pry.
@lilgold (89)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Yes probably the most important thing ever
@kevinll (967)
• China
24 Dec 09
I need private space, so i keep some secret, of course i like to share more secret with my friends, sometimes i wanna get more answers from my friends. However i still can not share everything.
@anniege (203)
• China
24 Dec 09
Privacy is important to everyone. Something can be shared while others can't even with family. Especially in some traditional family, people will choose to share with friends but not family. Because friends are more easy to understand and share some idears. Have a nice day.
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Privacy is important to me and I believe that every person has it. It only depends on the person view about his limits on relating his privacy. Or how he wanted to enjoy his privacy. It is good that open-communication in a family is existing. IT prevents rivalries and misunderstanding. But, I guess that no matter how free all in a family, still there will be a part in your self that you wanted to set things off and just stay by yourself and think alone.. It is a part of own choice privacy.
@chriszh22 (433)
• China
23 Dec 09
I'm a guy tend to true to myself and my closest people, in front my parents, my lover and my best friends. But when I'm getting older, less and less sharing with my parents as I'm away from home now, and I think it's not necessary to make them worry about your situation when you're old enough. More and more to share with my wife and some of the best friends.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
23 Dec 09
I prefer a lot of privacy for myself. Even if my parents or sisters know I am dating or seeing someone, I expect them to maintain a distance. But they don't. The minute they got to know I have a girlfriend, they kept on asking me when am I getting married to her. But yes, there has to be some privacy within the family also. But, in most Indian families, the idea of privacy is not there at all. People read other's letters, and just barge into rooms without knocking on the door, and what not. I believe, you shouldn't give privacy to small children, because you need to keep an eye on them constantly to make sure they are not making any mistakes, and if they do, we have to be there to correct them and teach them good habits and morals, but after a certain age, they are entitled to their privacy and we must let them be on their own. For me, I need complete privacy.