They say that honesty is the best policy, however, I don’t completely agree with that. In my opinion, there is some room for secrecy which we should probably keep. Although it’s never good to tell bare-faced lies, sometimes withholding information is the best choice.
It’s important that you know which things in your life you should speak about and which things you shouldn’t. To help you figure it out, here are 6 things that you should always stay quiet about.
1. Problems in Your Family
Talking about these things just makes it harder to solve them. Familial problems are meant to be solved between families, not thrown out into the open for everyone to know about. Not only will you be putting the people you care about under fire, but you’ll also be making yourself out to be the bad guy. So please, don’t put your family’s dirty laundry out in the open.
2. Your Financial Status
Money truly is the root of all evil and talking about it just spreads that evil. If you tell people that your paycheck isn’t very big, some might look down on you for not having enough. On the other hand, if you say that you make a lot and enjoy a lot of luxuries, people might think you’re arrogant or try to take advantage of you.
3. Your Life’s Goals
When you finally figure out what your goals in life are, it can be really exciting. Although you may be tempted to share your realization with the world, it’s better not to. Telling others your goals puts a lot of pressure on you to succeed. By not telling them, they’ll be pleasantly surprised when you do achieve them. If you don’t manage to succeed, then you won’t feel so embarrassed about it either.
4. Gossip You Know About Others
It happens to all of us – someone comes up uninvited and tells you that latest bit of gossip about someone that no one else knows. However much you may want to spread the news, don’t. The main reason that you shouldn’t is mostly that it may not even be true and you’ll just be spreading lies. If it is true, however, it’s still none of your business or anyone else’s.
5. Your Biggest Fears and Weaknesses
It’s important to trust others since it gives us a sense of security and belonging. However, sometimes the people that we trust end up revealing that they don’t really have our best intentions at heart. If someone like that knows your weaknesses, they could try and use them against you for their own gain. So, it’s probably safer if you just keep those things to yourself.
6. Your Lifestyle
Let’s be honest, there are some things that other people just don’t need to know about. You don’t need to go around spreading the news of your newest diet, how often you go to the gym, or about your sex life. Some people will just end up being bothered by you talking about these things or think that you’re bragging. So, just keep those things private.
For some of us, telling people every detail about our lives comes naturally, we’re open books. Others may not even realize how open they are about their personal lives. Although sharing our secrets may be our first reaction sometimes, it’s often better just to stay quiet.
Share this article with your friends and family to show them which things they should probably keep a secret.