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    Are You a Good Secret Keeper? Do You Tell Others Your Secrets?

    A commercial for Sprite prompted me to open this theme. In this commercial, some teenagers gossip about secrets they were entrusted with, especially if their friends asked them not to tell anyone. Sadly I'm seeing this behaviour in most teenagers of today and even some adults. I've had a bad memory of this. I've entrusted a person with my views when I was barely a teenager and still shy to say openly my views. And when it was bad between us, this person opened up like a Pandora's box and let everyone know my views. I was immediately catalogued as racist and shunned. But it didn't hurt me more that my views were known. It hurt me more that I was so idiot to trust such a person with them. Do you entrust others with your secrets? Have you been betrayed? Do others entrust you? Are you able to keep a secret, even if it's a very sensible thing? In your view, is it immoral to tell someone's secrets? What about if you shared secrets reciprocally, and yours is betrayed? Does that in your view give you the right to retaliate and betray the other person to pay back?

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    No I don't tell secrets. Even when someone does not ask me to 'keep it a secret', if I judge the information provided to me to be sensitive, I will keep it to myself.

    I think it's highly immoral and of poor taste to give away other people's secrets. Sadly, it's becoming a trend in the younger circles, just like you said

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    I don't. I find I tend to hear much more when I am known for not opening my mouth
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    Secrets are always a matter of trust, of an extremely deep-going trust. So I don´t entrust other people with "secrets" very often (By the way, If I inform others about a secret then it isn´t a real secret anymore ). There´re very less people who I´d trust blindly, and most of them are a part of my family.

    If others think I´m worthy enough to entrust me with some of their secrets I´ll do everything to meet the expectations. In fact, I´d never talk about the secrets of others - even after a serious argument in a condition of rage. I´ll break up the contact but I´ll not talk about their secrets.

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    I believe it is immoral if you make the other person trust you and then spill out what you were entrusted with. It is about not keeping a promise, which is lowly and ungermanic.


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    I like the concept of the "open secret"; don*t like to make my heart a dungeon .

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    Maybe because I'm Older..........

    I have many Friends who over the years have entrusted me with "secrets" or
    personal information, or who have asked me for advice in certain sensitive situations.
    I never betray a Trust, period. What kind of Friend would it be who could not be Trusted?

    As Gothi of an Asatru Kindred, I've occasionally been asked for my counsel, by Kinsmen or peers, because they know me.

    "Trusted Friend" is one of the hightest titles, a man my gain, in his dealings with those he encounters.

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    I'm a really good secret keeper so all of you can tell me your secrets without no fears.

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    Became 2nd nature

    I was a psychotherapist for about 25 years and became so habitual at keeping secrets that even now whenever someone tells me something I file it away in my forgetfulness file.

    {pssst maybe I just stopped listening}

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    Isn't that the point in keeping a secret; so you don't tell anyone? Anyhow, I'm trusty-worthy and people can confide in me to keep a secret.
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