5 Things to Keep Secret No Matter the Urge to Talk

It’s not wise to communicate every detail of your life to every person; sometimes listening ears become a blabbermouth. It’s, therefore, best if you keep your secrets to yourself.

Some things are better kept private, don’t you agree with me? Tabling your personal information with everyone, especially sensitive issues with indiscreet people, usually results in a lot of disappointments.

Here are the five most important things you need to keep secret

1. Your innermost thoughts

Whatever your beliefs about certain things topics, they should remain as your beliefs alone and not something that you try to inculcate into other people.

For example, your thoughts about life and death may bring diverse reactions when you choose them as a discussion topic.

Understand that your thoughts are your interpretation and not the objective truth. When you learn to control your innermost thoughts, it might just save you from useless arguments

2. Your Goals

You ought to guard your plans with diligence until you’re able to achieve them. Don’t count your eggs before they hatch. Talking about your plans to people may lead them to steal your ideas and implement them.

They can gain experience dealing with hardships regarding its implementation which you will never notice having not put your idea into action.

In return, it can be demoralizing to you for having seen your idea work for other people other than you. So you better keep them a secret and stay safe so that you have no regrets.

3. Your Lifestyle Choices

Certain details about your personality, such as your sex life, bad habits, and religious life among others are better-kept secrets unless you truly trust the person with whom you’re speaking.

It’s not worth it to put your emotional well-being in jeopardy. It might escalate arguments if others don’t agree with your lifestyle choices.

4. Your philanthropy projects

Helping people financially or through charitable work improves the development of individuals and our society at large. However, it’s more valuable when you don’t seek recognition for acts of goodwill.

When you try to publicize how you have been helpful to people, it usually throws an impression of boasting in people. In return, they might misunderstand your true intentions for popularity.

There is virtue in adding value to people while remaining unknown.

5. Your Family Dirty Secrets

It’s unwise and very disrespectful to bring up stories of conflicts within your family to outsiders. It devalues you as a person and can bring ridicule to your whole family.

Often such stories are passed on from one generation to another until the true story changes entirely.

Home problems are best resolved at home. Therefore keep your family issues within the confinement of your home and loved ones alone.


We know that keeping secrets must be hard but put considerations not letting the cat off the basket anyhow. If you have any additions, leave them in the comments below.

Written by Mila Joshua Yona

Pro South Sudanese Blogger, Digital Marketer & Web Designer. I help entrepreneurs scale up their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group Here or Telegram Group Here

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