Listen, I know you want to share your happiness with the world. I know that you want to shout from the top of the roofs and scream from the highest of peaks.
I know you want to tell everyone about your sudden heartbreak and I know how much you want to share your pain.
But, as much as we humans crave companionship and a deep connection with a person, there will always be things that shouldn’t be shared even with the closest people in our lives.
It’s not about keeping secrets, but rather about protecting yourself and keeping your life personal. (1)
These are 6 things you shouldn’t share with others:
1. YOUR GOALS AND BIGGEST DREAMS
Research shows that revealing your goals to other people and publicly announcing your dreams makes you less likely to achieve them. When you feel that sense of pride and happiness of letting people know what you’re up to, that same pride fails to motivate you to keep working on your dreams.
Then the expectations of others, their judgment, and so on. This can only cause you stress and disbalance in life.
2. YOUR PERSONAL LIFE
Involving other people in your personal life is working against yourself. You have to admit that we live in a world where trust merely exists. It is hard to find a trustworthy and honest person. So, why would you share your personal stuff with people you don’t know? Keep that information to yourself.
3. YOUR FAMILY’S ISSUES
Every family has its own disputes, its own issues, its own set of problems. But, also every family has its own way of functioning. Whether it’s a love-hate relationship or something else, it’s a private matter. So, there’s no need for you to involve other people in your family’s business.
4. YOUR MATERIAL POSSESIONS
Bragging about your belongings can be easily misunderstood by others. Even if you’re sharing them without a bad intention, someone could interpret your talk in a different way
Don’t brag about what you own. There are people who would die to have the things you have. There are people who don’t even have a clear water to drink. Some of them don’t even have food.
5. YOUR ACTS OF KINDNESS
This world desperately needs kindness. But, please if you’re only doing that to get people to like you, stop it. If you want to be kind and help others, do it because it fills your heart, not because you need a validation from society. (2)
6. YOUR FINANCES
This is something you should always keep to yourself. Your paycheck shouldn’t be shared with other people. It is rude to ask someone how much they earn, and it is definitely stupid to talk about the current balance of your saving account.
Remember, there are people who can’t wait to do you wrong. Don’t give them a free invitation. Protect yourself by putting those boundaries around you. Your finances are a private matter.