Must seem strange what I am about to say considering I blog about all sorts of random life events everyday. Here I go. Some things you just have to keep private.
There’s a commercial (for which product I cannot recall), but it has people blurting out very personal information. One gets a good laugh of what’s blurted out. It’s sort of like that Jim Carey movie where he has to tell the truth against his wishes. I can’t recall the name of that movie either. Oh boy.
What I am getting at, despite all these digressions, is that some things shouldn’t be blurted out there. There’s much in my life that most people don’t know about. When my mother died, I did not post it on Facebook. I didn’t want a slew of condolences and my grief was my own. When I changed jobs, I waited till the very first day to post about it. There are things big and small that are happening everyday that stay locked in the mimi vault.
I know the tendency is for people to post everything about their lives. Many even wish a reality television crew were following them around. I look at couples fighting publicly on facebook. I see people posting about shattered hopes. I see people gloating. I wonder, however, what belongs to just me.
When I voted early this past election I definitely posted that. I was proud to do my civic duty and wanted to encourage others. When I got covid vaccinated, I similarly posted.
However, my thoughts of what is to come, I staying with me and not on any social media post for people to like. Maybe it’s just me. But privacy should still have value.