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August 15, 2003
Think twice before giving up a secret, if you mean for it to continue being a secret. The moment you let somebody else in, the secret becomes a confidence and it's no longer in your hands to decide its destiny. What for you is a secret, for your confidant is information, and what do they say about information? It's power, figurative maybe, but power nonetheless. When you give up a secret, you're giving your confidant power over you. Figurative, maybe, but power nonetheless. When you give up a secret, you're placing yourself under a Damocles sword of your own creation.