Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, November 30, 2015

LIFE OR DEATH

Question Of The Week  11-30-15

What situation/s should 
cause you to reveal a secret 
you said you 
would not?

16 comments:

  1. It just happened with my mother this weekend. The burden of keeping the secret about her abusive behaviour to us all came out. I know both my brother and myself feel better for saying it, but the sh*t has hit the fan now.

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  2. For anything concerning my self - a moment of growth...concerning someone else - nothing

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  3. I am not good in keeping secrets. If I had one, I would reveal it only to help some who could be helped by me.

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  4. If keeping it hurt other people.

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  5. Nobody I know would tell me a secret they wanted to keep secret.

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  6. Only if My or my childrens life was a serious risk.. a secret and the keeping of it is a matter of honor..

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  7. If someone would be hurt by keeping the secret. I don't like secrets (except for gift type ones). They too often conceal/perpetuate pain and lies.

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  8. I really try to keep confidences. However, if I feet someone would be badly hurt because of something I knew, I'd spill the beans. This reminds me of when my then 5 year old Granddaughter was going to share one of her many secrets with me. I reminded her that I would keep her secret unless I felt her parents really should know about what she was telling me. Her reply, "Well, then you aren't my secret keeper anymore, Grammy!"

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  9. I believe I'm an expert keeper of secrets. If I'm asked to keep one...something that is very personal to the one asking me to do so, I will respect that person's wishes, as I would expect them to respect mine.

    There are many people I wouldn't share a secret with, simply because I wouldn't trust them to keep it.

    Everyone doesn't have to know everything about everyone. :)

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  10. I think if a secret must be told it would be because someone's safety is at risk. And I would first tell/discuss it with the teller. It would be done as gently as possible and with hurting as few people as possible.

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  11. I was just going to type what Birdie said. Which just proves her wisdom :)

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  12. If I said I wouldn't tell, then I just wouldn't ever tell. Reading the other answers though - I could see telling if someone was in danger.

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  13. My brother grilled me recently, but I told him the other person had to tell them. That was pressure! I did reveal I was keeping a requested secret tho, because it's important that he find out from the horses' mouth.
    There are plenty I will take to the grave, no matter what. Health history tho is important to the grandkids I think. People just don't want the Facebook pity thing happening I think!

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  14. I would have to take each individual case into account as a separate question, so I can't provide a generalized answer. However, I take secrets very seriously, so there would have to be an extremely compelling case for breaking confidence.

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  15. It depends on so much, but it would take a whole heck of a lot to make me tell a real secret. Something life or death...

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  16. Once it has been told to you is it still a secret?

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