If Happiness Is What You Want, Avoid Being Too Open About Your Personal Life
Humans need and crave deep connections.
We like to share our stories, our happiness, and our sorrows with others.
That way we feel understood, appreciated, comforted, and loved.
But sometimes, in our hopes of building genuine relationships, we confide in people who take advantage of the information we give them in order to use it against us.
The reality is, there are a few things in life that we should just keep to ourselves.
Here are some of them:
1. The private side of your life
Of course, you can share some things with your friends. After all, friends are a vital part of our lives and some of them can even feel like family. But there are some aspects of your life that you shouldn’t open up about. You should set up some boundaries when it comes to sharing things you feel less comfortable with. Let your gut feeling be your guide here…
2. Your relationship troubles
If you have issues with your other half, you should talk straight to them. Asking for guidance from a friend is alright, but not in all cases. The big troubles you and your partner are faced with are a private matter and should be resolved between the two of you. Outsiders should not be made part of this. So keep your relationship troubles to yourselves, unless your partner is a violent narcissist who makes your life a living hell.
When it comes to cash, some people would do anything to get their hands on some. Your financial situation is something that should only concern you. The more you talk about your money, the more you open yourself up to being taken advantage of.
4. Your weak points
Be cautious about who you talk to about your biggest weak spots. Not everyone in your surroundings means you well. Shield your private and personal life at any cost.
5. Your dreams and ambitions
Did you know that the more you talk about your dreams and ambitions with others, the less motivated you become to actually turn them into reality? It only puts additional pressure on you and you eventually stop being as productive.
6. Your family troubles
Your family matters are nobody else’s concern but your own. Furthermore, sharing such things with your friends or colleagues is not only uncomfortable, but it is also totally disrespectful to your family. Sharing too many details with the wrong people will cause more harm than good in the long run.
7. Your good deeds
We live in a world where people love sharing every little detail about their lives in order to be praised by the public. But if you truly want to make a positive impact on the world, do it because your heart is in it, not because you want to receive a pat on the back for how ‘good’ of a person you are.
Be humble, and help others for their own sake, not for the praise and glory. Little acts of kindness are purest when they come from the heart… Always remember that.
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