Write about the biggest secret you failed to keep? – topic #77

Write about the biggest secret you failed to keep. I won’t  be able to write about this, because there isn’t a secret I have failed to keep. If someone asks me to keep a secret I talk about my concept of secret-keeping before I let them progress. i do explain that if the secret is about illegal, immoral, or unethical behaviors that I won’t be able to keep the secret. For example, if they are about to tell me they are embezzling I will report it. However, if it is about a situation they are going through, or troubles a friend of theirs is going through, of course i will keep that secret.

I think being able to keep a confidence is very important. . . but there are some secrets I would rather they just not share with me. I realize I am not the rule enforcer of the world. For instance, it isn’t my job to keep someone from having an affair. I also do not feel it is my job to lie to their spouse if I am asked if there is an affair going on. So when it comes to those things, I do not want to be taken into their confidence. For one thing, it would make me think less of them. I do not want to think less of them, and I would hope my friend’s better self will prevail. I would hope that before taking me into their confidence they will revert to good behavior.

Well, that turned into a lecture instead of an explanation. What I am trying to say is that I will keep secrets. With the caveat that I do not want to hear some kinds of secrets.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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