Listen, I know you want to share your happiness with the world. I know you want to shout from the rooftops and scream from the highest peaks.
I know how much I want to tell everyone about my sudden heartbreak, how much I want to share my pain.
However, as much as we humans want friendships and deep connections, there are always things in our lives that we can’t share with even the closest people.
It’s not about keeping secrets, it’s about protecting yourself and keeping your life private. (1)
Here are 6 things you should never share:
- YOUR GOALS AND BIGGEST DREAMS
Research shows that disclosing your goals to others and making your dreams public makes it less likely that you will achieve them. When you feel pride and joy in letting people know what you’re going to do, that pride won’t motivate you to keep working towards your dreams.
Then the expectations of others, their judgments, etc. This can only lead to stress and imbalance in life.
- YOUR PRIVATE LIFE
Involving other people in your personal life is working against you. You have to accept that we live in a world where only trust exists. It is hard to find a reliable and honest person. So why share personal things with strangers? Keep this information to yourself.
- YOUR FAMILY PROBLEMS
Every family has its own disputes, its own problems, its own problems. But every family has its own way of doing things. Whether it’s a love-hate relationship or something else, it’s a personal matter. Therefore, you do not need to involve other people in your family business.
- YOUR tangible property
Bragging about your possessions is easily misunderstood by others. Even if you share without malice, someone may interpret your speech differently
Do not brag about what you have. There are people who would die to have what you have. There are people who do not even have clean water to drink. Some of them don’t even have food.
- YOUR ACT OF FRIENDSHIP
Kindness is badly needed in this world. But, if you’re doing it just to please people, stop it. If you want to be kind and help others, do it because it fills your heart, not because you need validation from society. (2)
- YOUR FINANCES
This is something you should always keep with you. Your salary should not be shared with other people. Asking someone how much they earn is rude, and talking about the current balance in their savings account is definitely stupid.
Remember, there are people who are waiting for you to do wrong. Don’t give them free invitations. Protect yourself by setting these boundaries. Your financial problems are personal.