Secrets are important. Secrets make the world go round and secrets help us keep the peace in an otherwise crazy world. And secrets keep us safe when it comes to posting information online.
We need our secrets to keep us sane, especially when it comes to the highly public virtual world we live in these days thanks to Facebook, Instagram and the like.
Which of course means that the most important secrets we keep nowadays are the secrets we keep from the Internet. We definitely need more of those. In today's world of over sharing and almost no privacy, there have to be things that we don't put online, right?
The most important secret I keep (or try to at least) from the internet? My identity. I write what I know and I try to be as honest as I can, but my real name doesn't need to be part of that honesty. So yes, Sally is a pen name and I can live with that. Who needs friends and family scrutinising every word you write only to insist that this or that piece of sarcasm was aimed at them personally? Or that you are somehow 'representing' them online and therefore need to be careful what opinions you air? Thanks but no thanks. Life is stressful enough as is without me creating further drama for myself.
So what are some of the secrets you keep (or you think people in general should keep) from the internet?
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