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Have you ever wondered why people can’t keep things to themselves? What makes us feel the need to talk about other people? We all have problems and I think for the most part we all have one confidant who you know you can tell anything to and they will not tell another soul. Well I pride myself on being that person. Can’t say I always keep my mouth shut but for the most part I feel that when someone tells me something it is not my place to tell anyone else. If they wanted them to know what they said don’t you think they would have told them?

In my work I have been told many things in confidence. It was very important to me to keep that confidence. I don’t think of it as keeping up a reputation because that is not important to me. I think of it as a loyalty to myself. I don’t really care what anyone thinks of me but I do care about what I think of myself.

Does it make you fell better talking about another person or telling other people personal business? Well if it does I think there is something wrong with you. I will admit I have on occasion talked about other people but I can honestly tell you (not that I care what you think) that whatever I said about that person or situation is not anything I have not or would not tell them myself.

I have a test that I do to know if someone is worth my trust and will keep my confidence. And there are less then a handful of people who have it or at least think they do. By revealing this I am giving away my secret but at this point I’m not too concerned. I am more concerned with sharing something everyone should already know about, but some people just don’t know how to protect themselves. I will tell someone something about myself or someone else to see if it will get back to me, and depending on what is told to me I may ask the person who said it if that was what was said. I suppose that is not really a big secret, you may in fact do this yourself.

But in order to know if you can trust someone with your valuable private thoughts or information you should test them first. But there is never any fool proof test because you just never know when someone no matter how much you trust them will break your confidence.

I in no way profess to being perfect at this but I do my best, hey we all have weak moments. But let me leave you with this, keep things to yourself unless you want most of or your whole world to know. But hey who am I anyway and what the hell do I know.


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Sounds like you know a lot more than you're telling.... ;-) I think I like you! know I liked your article. Gossiping mum's at the school just get right up my nose!!!

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