Friday, September 7, 2012
Have you ever wonder why people keep secrets from you when it's not supposed to be a secret they should keep? Sometimes I wonder why people do that. Maybe it's because we think differently from that person who keep secret from us. Maybe what we think is not a secret to be kept might be different to the other person. The other person might think that actually it is a secret they should keep from us. I don't really know the right answer or reason for this. But what is someone told you a secret, their secret? Would you be able to spill your own secret too or would you just be the one who listen and keep their secret? I can claim myself as the one who can keep secret because I know I would not be happy if there's a person who I trust tell another person my secret. How about the quote below? It's about secrets of us and other people's secrets. Maybe it's good for us to be able to tell someone our secret or two when we think that by telling our secret, there will be less burden. What do you think?
"What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are . . . because otherwise we run the risk of losing track of who we truly and fully are and little by little come to accept instead the highly edited version which we put forth in hope that the world will find it more acceptable than the real thing. It is important to tell our secrets too because it makes it easier . . . for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own . . . ”
- Frederick Buechner, Telling Secrets -
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