Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On secrecy

Tony Myles has been writing about secrecy, instant information, and true understanding:
It's like we think we know people because we read their last Facebook status update. Or that we really know what is going on with celebrities because of a sound byte we caught from Access Hollywood. Or that we "probably" know the layout of a town simply because we have access to a GPS.

Maybe that's why secrets are such an interesting commodity. It's like they are our own version of control in a world where we simultaneously feel like a genius and doofus. If someone says something we like about us, we can say that they "know" us... but if they poke in a way that we don't like, we say, "You can't judge me! You don't know me! Only God knows me!"

Which brings up a few other things to consider when it comes to secrets. . .
Tony's whole article is worth a look.


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