Keeping Secrets

    When one has a secret there is always the temptation to tell friends and say "but don't tell anybody else".  It is important to remember that they have the same temptation and soon everyone can be telling everyone "but don't tell anybody else". 

    If we are in an amorous relationship we often tell our partner our secrets.  Many a partner who loves us today is angry with us tomorrow.    The restoration playwright William Congreve wrote "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned".  A woman scorned is not someone we want possessing our most intimate secrets. 

    During her affair with President Clinton Monica Lewinsky told him that "I would always deny it.  I would always protect him".  Yet she told the lurid details to Kenneth Starr and those details are available in the Starr report on the internet for everyone to see.

    The best way to keep a secret is not to tell anyone.

 

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